This area of research examines the effects of attacks and defenses on people's reputations, as well as forgiveness. The focus is on the effects of counterfactual communication ("If ... then ..."), a strategic representation of the past that highlights possible alternatives.
Ongoing Research Projects:
- Gender Attack in Politics – Effects of Attacks and Gender Stereotypes in Politics
- Counterfactuals & Forgiving – If Only Thoughts and their Effects on Forgiveness