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Biology: Animals and Molecules

David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

in Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195395143
eISBN:
9780190255763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395143.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes a large number of animal examples to show that redirected aggression is commonplace, with both proximal physiological causes and ultimate adaptive value. However, there is no ... More


Passing the Pain Along

David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

in Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195395143
eISBN:
9780190255763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395143.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the notion of pain and how victims have a powerful tendency to respond by passing it along to someone else. In short: payback. The chapter then analyzes ... More


Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195395143
eISBN:
9780190255763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395143.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with ... More


Justice: Not Revenge?

David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

in Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, and Take Revenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195395143
eISBN:
9780190255763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395143.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter attempts to acknowledge the importance of pain-passing as part of the biological, psychological, and social structure that undergirds justice, but without legitimizing retaliation, ... More


The Strike-Back Roots of Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

in The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028165
eISBN:
9780262327404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Strike-back emotions can be found in many species, including humans. Strike-back emotions are powerful, and may be essential to our moral lives; however, they are easily exploited and inflamed, and ... More


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