Sleepy Punishers Are Harsh Punishers

  title={Sleepy Punishers Are Harsh Punishers},
  author={Kyoungmin Cho and Christopher M. Barnes and Cristiano L Guanara},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={242 - 247}
  • Kyoungmin Cho, Christopher M. Barnes, Cristiano L Guanara
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • The degree of punishment assigned to criminals is of pivotal importance for the maintenance of social order and cooperation. Nonetheless, the amount of punishment assigned to transgressors can be affected by factors other than the content of the transgressions. We propose that sleep deprivation in judges increases the severity of their sentences. We took advantage of the natural quasi-manipulation of sleep deprivation during the shift to daylight saving time in the spring and analyzed archival… CONTINUE READING
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