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Authors:

  • Ashwini Ashokkumar, Univ. of Texas Austin
  • William B Swann, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Honor-based violence, typically committed in response to norm violations by female family members, is widespread in some regions, but poorly understood. Conceptualizing dishonor as a threat to the self, our findings suggest that when male family members learn of a daughter's transgression, they slap or ostracize her as a means of bolstering their devalued self.
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