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Revenge: Behavioral and emotional consequences

  • Vladimir J. Konečni (a1)

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This commentary discusses dozens of ecologically powerful social-psychological experiments from the1960s and 1970s, which are highly relevant especially for predicting the consequences of revenge. McCullough et al. omitted this work – perhaps because of its misclassification as “catharsis” research. The findings are readily accommodated by Konečni's anger-aggression bidirectional-causation (AABC) model and can be usefully incorporated in an adaptationist view of revenge.

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Revenge: Behavioral and emotional consequences

  • Vladimir J. Konečni (a1)

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