Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Communication. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 03 March 2021

Shame and Guiltlocked

  • Monique Mitchell TurnerMonique Mitchell TurnerDepartment of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University


Shame and guilt are distinct emotional experiences that are often confused by lay people as similar. Yet, shame and guilt are aroused by distinct cognitive appraisals and lead to distinct emotional, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes. There are distinctions between shame and guilt in psychology and communication. Differences are correlated with personality and individual proneness for shame and/or guilt.

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription