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No such thing as genuine forgiveness?
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PMID:  23211190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
McCullough et al. propose adaptations that motivate forgiveness when the potential benefits of continuing the relationship outweigh the costs incurred by the transgression. The costs incurred are definite, whereas future benefits of forgiveness are only probabilistic. This situation exposes the forgiver to cheating in the form of repeat transgression. Adaptations motivating genuine forgiveness are therefore unlikely to evolve.
Authors:
Mark G McCoy; Todd K Shackelford
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Behavioral and brain sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-1825     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Brain Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808666     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  28-29     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309. mgmccoy@oakland.edu shackelf@oakland.edu www.ToddKShackelford.com.
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