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Retribution and emotional regulation: The effects of time delay in angry economic interactions

Wang, Cynthia S.; Sivanathan, Niro; Narayanan, Jayanth; Ganegoda, Deshani; Bauer, Monika; Bodenhausen, Galen V.; Murnighan, Keith


Individuals driven by negative emotions often punish non-cooperators at a cost to themselves. The current research demonstrates that, although time delays can attenuate this effect, they can also produce unintended consequences. Five experiments investigated the effects of time delays and thought patterns on punishments in direct and third party interactions. The results show that time delays decreased punishment (Experiment 1) by reducing negative emotions (Experiments 2A and 2B). However,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2011.05.007


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