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dc.contributor.authorBilewicz, Michał
dc.contributor.authorStefaniak, Anna
dc.contributor.authorWitkowska, Marta
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Karolina
dc.identifier.citationBilewicz , M , Stefaniak , A , Witkowska , M & Hansen , K 2017 , ' Language of responsibility : the influence of linguistic abstraction on collective moral emotions ' , Psychology of Language and Communication , vol. 21 , no. 1 , pp. 1-15 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 281630262
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85021122928
dc.descriptionFunding information: The research and the preparation of this article were funded by the National Science Center Sonata grant (2012/05/D/HS6/03431) and Beethoven grant (2014/15/G/HS6/04589). Writing of this paper by Karolina Hansen was supported by the Foundation for Polish Science scholarship (START 030.2015-W).en
dc.description.abstractTwo experiments investigated the effects of linguistic abstractness on the experience of collective moral emotions. In Experiment 1 participants were presented with two scenarios about ingroup misbehavior, phrased using descriptive action verbs, interpretative action verbs, adjectives or nouns. The results show that participants experienced slightly more negative moral emotions with higher levels of linguistic abstractness. In Experiment 2 we also tested for the influence of national identification on the relationship between linguistic abstractness and emotional reactions. Additionally, we expanded the number of scenarios. Experiment 2 replicated the earlier pattern, but found larger differences between conditions. The strength of national identification did not moderate the observed effects. The results of this research are discussed within the context of the linguistic category model and psychology of collective moral emotions.
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dc.rights© 2017 by Michal Bilewicz. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.en
dc.subjectLinguistic abstractnessen
dc.subjectLinguistic category modelen
dc.subjectCollective emotionsen
dc.subjectNational identificationen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleLanguage of responsibility : the influence of linguistic abstraction on collective moral emotionsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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