Moral Punishment in Everyday Life

  title={Moral Punishment in Everyday Life},
  author={Wilhelm Hofmann and Mark John Brandt and Daniel C. Wisneski and Bettina Rockenbach and Linda J. Skitka},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1697 - 1711}
The present research investigated event-related, contextual, demographic, and dispositional predictors of the desire to punish perpetrators of immoral deeds in daily life, as well as connections among the desire to punish, moral emotions, and momentary well-being. The desire to punish was reliably predicted by linear gradients of social closeness to both the perpetrator (negative relationship) and the victim (positive relationship). Older rather than younger adults, conservatives rather than… 

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