Turning shame inside-out: “Humiliated fury” in young adolescents

S. Thomaes , H. Stegge , T. Olthof , B. J. Bushman , John Nezlek


The term "humiliated fury" refers to the anger people can experience when they are shamed. In Study 1, participants were randomly exposed to a prototypical shameful event or control event, and their self-reported feelings of anger were measured. In Study 2, participants reported each school day, for 2 weeks, the shameful events they experienced. They also nominated classmates who got angry each day. Narcissism was treated as a potential moderator in both studies. As predicted, shameful events made children angry, especially more narcissistic children. Boys with high narcissism scores were especially likely to express their anger after being shamed. These results corroborate clinical theory holding that shameful events can initiate instances of humiliated fury.
Author S. Thomaes
S. Thomaes,,
, H. Stegge
H. Stegge,,
, T. Olthof
T. Olthof,,
, B. J. Bushman
B. J. Bushman,,
, John Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesEmotion, ISSN 1528-3542, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2011
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
Not used for evaluationyes
Score (nominal)0
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2011 = 1.97; WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 3.875 (2) - 2011=5.245 (5)
Citation count*125 (2021-01-15)
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?