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Get the Message: Punishment Is Satisfying If the Transgressor Responds to Its Communicative Intent

Funk, Friederike; McGeer, Victoria; Gollwitzer, Mario


Results from three studies demonstrate that victims' justice-related satisfaction with punishment is influenced by the kind of feedback they receive from offenders after punishment. In contrast to previous studies that found a discrepancy between anticipated and experienced satisfaction from punishment (Carlsmith, Wilson, & Gilbert, 2008), participants were able to accurately predict their satisfaction when made aware of the presence or absence of offender feedback acknowledging the victim's...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
DOI: 10.1177/0146167214533130


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