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Revenge, even though it is not your fault

  • Rongjun Yu (a1)


McCullough et al. argue that revenge has a future-oriented function, that is, to deter future harms by changing other individuals' incentives toward the self. Recent research has shown that people seek revenge even when harms are unintentional. This commentary reports these results and proposes that revenge may also serve to reduce the immediate psychological pain resulting from unfair treatment.



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Revenge, even though it is not your fault

  • Rongjun Yu (a1)


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