Karina Schumann, Ph.D.


3427 Sennott Square 210 S. Bouquet St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260




Research Interests

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


Accepting Graduate Students: Yes

Graduate Student Advisee: Anna Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis


  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo


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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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