Adam Morris from Harvard University’s Department of Psychology talks with us about his game theory research into why people engage in retribution with little regard for its effectiveness, yet they respond to punishment from others with flexibility based on costs and benefits. He co-authored the open-access article “Evolution of Flexibility and Rigidity in Retaliatory Punishment” with James MacGlashan, Michael Littman, and Fiery Cushman. The article was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 26, 2017, in vol. 114, no. 39.
- Play the Steal-Punish game just like the research participants
- All code and data from the article
- Moral Psychology Research Lab
- Adam Morris’ personal page
- “Habitual control of goal selection in humans” w/ Fiery Cushman
- Michael Littman on Twitter
- Fiery Cushman on Twitter
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Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh
How to Cite
Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Morris, A.. (2017, November 28). Parsing Science – Retaliatory Punishment. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5915119.v2
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