On the evolutionary origins of revenge and forgiveness: A converging systems hypothesis

Richard J. Crisp, Rose Meleady

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McCullough et al. argue that humans possess evolved computational systems for implementing retaliatory behavior that both deters aggression and promotes subsequent reconciliation. However, they do not apply this analysis to the sphere of intergroup relations. We believe their model can be usefully extended to this domain and discuss why this would be possible, pertinent, and productive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-20
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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