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A systems view on revenge and forgiveness systems

  • Tyler J. Wereha (a1) and Timothy P. Racine (a1)

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Applying a non-developmental evolutionary metatheory to understanding the evolution of psychological capacities leads to the creation of models that mischaracterize developmental processes, misattribute genes as the source of developmental information, and ignore the myriad developmental and contextual factors involved in human decision-making. Using an evolutionary systems perspective, we argue that revenge and forgiveness cannot be understood apart from the development of foundational human psychological capacities and the contexts under which they develop.

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A systems view on revenge and forgiveness systems

  • Tyler J. Wereha (a1) and Timothy P. Racine (a1)

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