Formidability and the logic of human anger

  title={Formidability and the logic of human anger},
  author={Aaron Sell and J. Tooby and L. Cosmides},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={15073 - 15078}
  • Aaron Sell, J. Tooby, L. Cosmides
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Eleven predictions derived from the recalibrational theory of anger were tested. This theory proposes that anger is produced by a neurocognitive program engineered by natural selection to use bargaining tactics to resolve conflicts of interest in favor of the angry individual. The program is designed to orchestrate two interpersonal negotiating tactics (conditionally inflicting costs or conditionally withholding benefits) to incentivize the target of the anger to place greater weight on the… CONTINUE READING
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