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Towards a multifaceted understanding of revenge and forgiveness

  • Ramzi Fatfouta (a1), Arthur Jacobs (a1) (a2) and Angela Merkl (a1) (a3)

Abstract

We focus on two aspects: First, we argue that it is necessary to include implicit forgiveness as an additional adaptive behavioral option to the perception of interpersonal transgressions. Second, we present one possible way to investigate the cognitive-affective underpinnings of revenge and forgiveness: a functional MRI (fMRI) approach aiming at integrating forgiveness and revenge mechanisms into a single paradigm.

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Towards a multifaceted understanding of revenge and forgiveness

  • Ramzi Fatfouta (a1), Arthur Jacobs (a1) (a2) and Angela Merkl (a1) (a3)

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