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The fuzzy reality of perceived harms.
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PMID:  23211456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We review two subjective (mis)perceptions that influence revenge and forgiveness systems. Individual differences predict more (e.g., narcissism) or less (e.g., empathy) revenge, with the opposite pattern for forgiveness. Moreover, differences in victim versus perpetrator perceptions can influence revenge and forgiveness systems, perpetuating never-ending cycles of revenge. These two examples point to the need for theories of revenge and forgiveness to address the role of cognitive and motivational biases in the functionality of such behavioral responses.
Authors:
Sara Konrath; Irene Cheung
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Publication Detail:
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 
Date Detail:
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:  26-27     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. skonrath@umich.edu www.sarakonrath.com.
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