Emotion can result from interpreting group actions as reflecting on the self due to an association between the two. This volume considers the nature of collective guilt, the antecedent conditions necessary for it to be experienced, how it can be measured, as well as how collective guilt differs from other group based emotions. Research from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, and the USA addresses critical questions concerning the who, when, and why of the experience of collective guilt. The political implications of collective guilt and forgiveness for the past are considered, and how those might depend on the national context. How collective guilt can be harnessed and used to create a more peaceful future for groups with a history of violence between then is emphasized.
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Author Biography - Nyla R. Branscombe
Nyla R. Branscombe is Professor of Psychology at University of Kansas. She is well known in the field of Intergroup Relations, with more than 75 articles and chapters published. She has been co-recipient of several major research awards from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Bertjan Doosje is Senior Lecturer at University of Amsterdam. His research has focused on group identification and its consequences for intergroup judgements. He currently serves on two journal editorial boards. He was co-recipient (with Branscombe) of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Otto Kleinberg award for Intercultural and Int. Relations prize in 1999.