The Development of Moral Emotion Expectancies and the Happy Victimizer Phenomenon : A Critical Review of Theory and Application

@inproceedings{Krettenauer2008TheDO,
  title={The Development of Moral Emotion Expectancies and the Happy Victimizer Phenomenon : A Critical Review of Theory and Application},
  author={Tobias Krettenauer and Tina Malti and B. Sokol},
  year={2008}
}
The happy victimizer demarks a phenomenon in which there is a discrepancy between young children’s understanding of moral rules and their attribution of positive emotions to wrongdoers. In this paper, we argue why developmental transitions in this aspect of emotion understanding have both theoretical and applied value. First, the research literature on moral emotion expectancies is critically reviewed and methodological constraints of the happy victimizer experimental paradigm are discussed… CONTINUE READING

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