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Guilt and Shame

  • By: June P. Tangney & Caron P. Heigel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Shame and guilt are members of a family of self-conscious emotions evoked by self-reflection and self-evaluation. People feel shame, guilt, or both when they fail, sin, or cause harm to another person. As a result, shame and guilt are often referred ...

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