Varieties of Trust-Betrayal: Emotion and Relief Patterns in Different Domains

Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Forthcoming

49 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2011

See all articles by Lisa Joskowicz–Jabloner

Lisa Joskowicz–Jabloner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Leiser

Dept. of Psychology - Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

This study investigates the emotional responses to betrayal in two domains - social norms and personal acquaintances. The study relies on a newly developed Betrayal-Domain Questionnaire and the Portrait Value Questionnaire (Schwartz et al., 2001). Study 1 confirmed the existence of two distinct betrayal-domains differing in the pattern of emotional response evoked, in the actions that relieve negative emotions and the influence of values on the emotional response. In the social norms domain, betrayal evokes predominantly anger-related emotions that can be alleviated effectively, whereas in the personal domain more profound negative emotions are elicited by betrayal and fewer actions can relieve them. Study 2 replicates the findings with a modified questionnaire designed to comply with more stringent methodological restrictions.

Keywords: trust-betrayal domains, emotional response, value orientation

Suggested Citation

Joskowicz–Jabloner, Lisa and Leiser, David, Varieties of Trust-Betrayal: Emotion and Relief Patterns in Different Domains (November 1, 2011). Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955637

Lisa Joskowicz–Jabloner

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

David Leiser (Contact Author)

Dept. of Psychology - Ben Gurion University of the Negev ( email )

1 Ben-Gurion Blvd
Beer-Sheba 84105, 84105
Israel

HOME PAGE: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~dleiser

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