Effects of event type and sex on comforting messages

Jerold L. Hale, M. Rachel Tighe, Paul Mongeau

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The effects of event type, sex of participant, and sex of target on comforting messages were examined. Comforting messages were more sensitive in response to major events than to daily events. Females generally comforted more sensitively than did males. Comforting messages directed toward females were more sensitive than messages directed toward males. Participants were shown to have overestimated the quality of their comforting responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-220
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Plant Science


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