On the differential mediating role of emotions in revenge and reconciliation

David Leiser, Lisa Joskowicz-Jabloner

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McCullough et al. suggest that revenge and forgiveness rest upon risk computation. Risk computation is implemented by emotions that evolved for additional functions, giving rise to phenomena such as betrayal aversion and taboo-tradeoffs, and specific patterns of forgiveness we have documented. A complete account of revenge and reconciliation should incorporate broader constructs from social psychology, including emotions and values hierarchies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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