Karina Schumann, Ph.D.

  • Social Program Chair, Psychology

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Jonah Koetke

  • Justin Ludwig

  • Lauren Ross

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo

Research Interest Summary

Conflict Resolution; Apologies; Forgiving; Revenge; Empathy; Religion; Motivation

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Schumann, K. (2018). The psychology of offering an apology: Understanding the barriers to apologizing and how to overcome them. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 74-78.

Hornsey, M.J., Schumann, K., Bain, P.G., Blumen, S., Chen, S., Gomes, A., ...Wohl, M.J.A. (2017). Conservatives are more reluctant to give and receive apologies than liberals. Social Psychological and Personality Science.    

Schumann, K., Zaki, J., & Dweck, C. S. (2014). Addressing the empathy deficit: Beliefs about the malleability of empathy predict effortful responses when empathy is challenging. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 475-493.

Schumann, K., & Dweck, C. S. (2014). Who accepts responsibility for their transgressions? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1598-1610.

Schumann, K., McGregor, I., Nash, K. A., & Ross, M. (2014). Religious magnanimity: Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility after threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 432-453.

Schumann, K. (2014). An affirmed self and a better apology: The effect of self-affirmation on transgressors’ responses to victims. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 89-96.

Schumann, K. (2012). Does love mean never having to say you’re sorry? Associations between relationship satisfaction, perceived apology sincerity, and forgiveness. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 997-1010.

Schumann, K., & Ross, M. (2010). Why women apologize more than men: Gender differences in thresholds for offensive behavior. Psychological Science, 21, 1649-1655.

Schumann, K., & Ross, M. (2010). The benefits, consequences, and paradox of revenge. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 1193-1205.

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