Karina Schumann, Ph.D.

  • Social Program Chair, Psychology
  • Associate Professor, Psychology

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Jonah Koetke

  • Justin Ludwig

  • Emily Bosche

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo

Research Interest Summary

Interpersonal Conflict Resolution; Political Conflict; Apologies; Forgiveness; Revenge; Empathy; Intellectual Humility; Religion; Morality; Wise Interventions; Misinformation; Dehumanization; Close Relationships

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Howe, L., Schumann, K., & Walton, G. (2022). “Am I not a man?”: Reasserting humanness in response to group-based dehumanization. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 

Koetke, J., Schumann, K., & Porter, T. J., & Smilo-Morgan, I. (2022). Fallibility salience increases intellectual humility: Implications for people’s willingness to investigate political misinformation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Schumann, K., Ritchie, E., & Forest, M. (2021). The social consequences of frequent versus infrequent apologizing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Schumann, K., & Walton, G. (2021). Rehumanizing the self after victimization: The roles of forgiveness versus revenge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Koetke, J., Schumann, K., & Porter, T. J. (2021). Trust in science increases conservative support for social distancing. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24(4), 680-697.

Schumann, K., & Dragotta, A. (née Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis). (2020). Is moral redemption possible? The effectiveness of public apologies for sexual misconduct. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 90, 104002

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.


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