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What Motivates Direct and Indirect Punishment?

What Motivates Direct and Indirect Punishment? Extending the “Intuitive Retributivism” Hypothesis Catherine Molho, Mathias Twardawski, Lei Fan Published on Zeitschrift für Psychologie Doi: https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000455 Abstract Punishment represents a key mechanism to deter norm violations and is motivated by retribution and/or general deterrence. Retribution-motivated punishment is tailored to offense severity, whereas deterrence-motivated punishment is tailored to […]

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Re-evaluating the relationship between pathogen avoidance and preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism

Re-evaluating the relationship between pathogen avoidance and preferences for facial symmetry and sexual dimorphism: A registered report Joshua M. Tybur, Lei Fan, Benedict C. Jones, Iris J. Holzleitner, Anthony J. Lee, Lisa M. DeBruine Published on Evolution and Human Behavior Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2022.01.003 Abstract Over the past decade, a small literature has tested how trait-level pathogen-avoidance […]

Conference Talk I – CBEN 2021

What motivates direct and indirect punishment? Extending the ‘intuitive retributivism’ hypothesis Catherine Molho, Mathias Twardawski, & Lei Fan In human societies, moral offenses are often met with punishment. Punishers may be motivated by retribution—i.e., wanting to repay the harm done—and/or general deterrence—i.e., wanting to prevent onlookers from committing similar offenses in the future. Punishment motivated […]