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Affective antecedents of revenge

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2012

Kieran O'Connor
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Gabrielle S. Adams
Organisational Behaviour, London School of Business, London NW1 4SA, United Kingdom. gadams@london.edu


We propose that revenge responses are often influenced more by affective reactions than by deliberate decision making as McCullough et al. suggest. We review social psychological evidence suggesting that justice judgments and reactions may be determined more by emotions than by cognitions.

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