Why We Help the Wronged: Emotional and Evolutionary Determinants of Victim Compensation

@inproceedings{Thulin2017WhyWH,
  title={Why We Help the Wronged: Emotional and Evolutionary Determinants of Victim Compensation},
  author={Erik Wells Thulin},
  year={2017}
}
Why do third parties choose to help the victims of norm violations? In Chapter 1, we address this question at the emotional level. We show a relationship between environment and motivating emotion, in which moral outrage motivates the compensation of norm violation victims, whereas empathic concern drives compensation in other situations, at both the trait (Study 1) and state (Studies 2 and 3) levels. This finding presents a novel question for evolutionary psychology. Differing emotional… CONTINUE READING

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