Karina Schumann, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Graduate Student Advisee:

Anna Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo

Research Interests

Interpersonal Conflict Resolution; Apologies; Forgiveness; Revenge; Empathy; Religion; Motivation

Representative Publications

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

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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