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Affective antecedents of revenge

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 December 2012

Kieran O'Connor
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305koconnor@stanford.edu
Gabrielle S. Adams
Affiliation:
Organisational Behaviour, London School of Business, London NW1 4SA, United Kingdom. gadams@london.eduhttp://www.london.edu/facultyandresearch/faculty/search.do?uid=gadams

Abstract

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.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013

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