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It takes more to forgive: The role of executive control

  • Johan C. Karremans (a1) and Reine C. van der Wal (a1)


The target article's evolutionary approach provides an excellent framework for understanding when and why people retaliate or forgive. We argue that recent findings on the basic processes in forgiveness – particularly, the role of executive control – can further refine the authors' proposed model. Specifically, the lack of executive control may restrict the explanatory power of relationship value and exploitation risk.



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It takes more to forgive: The role of executive control

  • Johan C. Karremans (a1) and Reine C. van der Wal (a1)


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