Episode 11

It's Innate Ep. 11: Is it too early to say that I'm sorry? Perhaps not.


5 September 2021

1 hr 35 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

We didn't mean to keep you waiting but, in this episode, Candy and Deon interview Dr. Meltem Yucel. We open the episode by discussing Meltem's outstanding work developing the useful tool Psych Research List, which provides a hub of information on paid research opportunities as well as information on applying to graduate school.

Then we talk about Meltem and Dr. Amrisha Vaish's recent paper which takes stock of the current literature regarding the development of forgiveness ellicitation. In other words, how in the world do we get people to forgive us? We discuss how children and adults garner forgiveness after the fact (e.g., apologizing), but also potentially before they even commit wrongdoing (e.g., "I don't mean to hurt your feelings but,"). Throughout, we consider how children come to engage in these different approaches to forgiveness, what their intentions are when they use them, and how they may be interpreted by others.

Yucel, M., & Vaish, A. (2021). Eliciting forgiveness. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, e1572. Link to Paper.