What makes envy hostile: Perceived injustice, or a frustrated search for an explanation?

dc.contributor.advisor Zlata Krizan
dc.contributor.author Johar, Omesh
dc.contributor.department Psychology
dc.date 2018-08-11T16:20:03.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:40:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:40:44Z
dc.date.copyright Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2011
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Envy often manifests as hostility or derogation of the superior individual. Two experiments investigated whether perceptions of injustice shape such hostility (in the envier). In Experiment 1, responses of participants to hypothetical scenarios showed that people experience more envious hostility toward another individual when their inferior outcomes are unfairly (compared to fairly) determined, and that judgments of situational fairness mediated this relation. In Experiment 2, participants received bogus feedback about the superiority of another. Participants' reports of envious hostility were not significantly different across levels of fairness. However, perceptions of fairness correlated with envious reactions. Both experiments employed an external agent as the perpetrator of injustice. Anger toward this agent strongly predicted envious reactions. Taken together, the data suggest perceived fairness does play a role in envious hostility.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 3162
dc.identifier.contextkey 2808360
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2313
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/26351
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Psychology
dc.subject.keywords envy
dc.subject.keywords external agent
dc.subject.keywords hostility
dc.subject.keywords perceived injustice
dc.subject.keywords procedural fairness
dc.title What makes envy hostile: Perceived injustice, or a frustrated search for an explanation?
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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