Identifying and resolving challenges to the effectiveness of collective apologies
The Flinders University of South Australia
Australian Research Council
Wenzel, Dr Michael; Okimoto, Dr Tyler G; Hornsey, Prof Matthew J
It is increasingly common for nations and organisations to apologise for current or past wrongdoing. This research investigates the unique psychological reasons for why collective apologies (as opposed to interpersonal ones) might struggle to win acceptance for victim groups; with an eye to identifying conditions that facilitate intergroup forgiveness.