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An implausible model and evolutionary explanation of the revenge motive.
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PMID:  23211378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
McCullough et al.'s target article is a psychological version of the reputation models pioneered by biologist Robert Trivers (1971) and economist Robert Frank (1988). The authors, like Trivers and Frank, offer an implausible explanation of the fact that revenge is common even when there are no possible reputational effects. I sketch a more plausible model based on recent research.
Herbert Gintis
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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:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7808666     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  21-22     Citation Subset:  -    
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM 87501, and Department of Economics, Central European University, Nádor utca 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary.
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