The grammar of anger: Mapping the computational architecture of a recalibrational emotion

@article{Sell2017TheGO,
  title={The grammar of anger: Mapping the computational architecture of a recalibrational emotion},
  author={Aaron Sell and Daniel Sznycer and L. Al-Shawaf and Julian Lim and J. Tooby},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={168},
  pages={110-128}
}
  • Aaron Sell, Daniel Sznycer, +2 authors J. Tooby
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Cognition
  • According to the recalibrational theory of anger, anger is a computationally complex cognitive system that evolved to bargain for better treatment. Anger coordinates facial expressions, vocal changes, verbal arguments, the withholding of benefits, the deployment of aggression, and a suite of other cognitive and physiological variables in the service of leveraging bargaining position into better outcomes. The prototypical trigger of anger is an indication that the offender places too little… CONTINUE READING

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