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Victim entitlement to behave selfishly.
J Pers Soc Psychol. 2010 Feb; 98(2):245-55.JP

Abstract

Three experiments demonstrated that feeling wronged leads to a sense of entitlement and to selfish behavior. In Experiment 1, participants instructed to recall a time when their lives were unfair were more likely to refuse to help the experimenter with a supplementary task than were participants who recalled a time when they were bored. In Experiment 2, the same manipulation increased intentions to engage in a number of selfish behaviors, and this effect was mediated by self-reported entitlement to obtain positive (and avoid negative) outcomes. In Experiment 3, participants who lost at a computer game for an unfair reason (a glitch in the program) requested a more selfish money allocation for a future task than did participants who lost the game for a fair reason, and this effect was again mediated by entitlement.

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Department of Psychology, Jordan Hall, Stanford University, Stanford,CA 94305, USA. emilyz@stanford.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20085398

Citation

Zitek, Emily M., et al. "Victim Entitlement to Behave Selfishly." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 98, no. 2, 2010, pp. 245-55.
Zitek EM, Jordan AH, Monin B, et al. Victim entitlement to behave selfishly. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2010;98(2):245-55.
Zitek, E. M., Jordan, A. H., Monin, B., & Leach, F. R. (2010). Victim entitlement to behave selfishly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98(2), 245-55. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0017168
Zitek EM, et al. Victim Entitlement to Behave Selfishly. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2010;98(2):245-55. PubMed PMID: 20085398.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Victim entitlement to behave selfishly. AU - Zitek,Emily M, AU - Jordan,Alexander H, AU - Monin,Benoît, AU - Leach,Frederick R, PY - 2010/1/21/entrez PY - 2010/1/21/pubmed PY - 2010/4/16/medline SP - 245 EP - 55 JF - Journal of personality and social psychology JO - J Pers Soc Psychol VL - 98 IS - 2 N2 - Three experiments demonstrated that feeling wronged leads to a sense of entitlement and to selfish behavior. In Experiment 1, participants instructed to recall a time when their lives were unfair were more likely to refuse to help the experimenter with a supplementary task than were participants who recalled a time when they were bored. In Experiment 2, the same manipulation increased intentions to engage in a number of selfish behaviors, and this effect was mediated by self-reported entitlement to obtain positive (and avoid negative) outcomes. In Experiment 3, participants who lost at a computer game for an unfair reason (a glitch in the program) requested a more selfish money allocation for a future task than did participants who lost the game for a fair reason, and this effect was again mediated by entitlement. SN - 1939-1315 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20085398/Victim_entitlement_to_behave_selfishly_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/psp/98/2/245 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -