Discussion of “Revisiting a Remedy Against Chains of Unkindness”


Schnedler & Stephan experimentally investigate whether letter writing can interrupt chains of unkindness through emotional regulation. In the following commentary, I summarize and discuss their study.

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I thank Frauke von Bieberstein, Jonas Gehrlein and Isabelle Rivière-Bowden for providing valuable feedback on this commentary.

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Crede, A. Discussion of “Revisiting a Remedy Against Chains of Unkindness”. Schmalenbach Bus Rev (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41464-020-00096-w

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  • Social preferences
  • Chain of unkindness
  • Emotional regulation
  • Replication


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