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. His open-access article “Evolution of Flexibility and Rigidity in Retaliatory Punishment” was published with James MacGlashan, Michael Littman, and Fiery Cushman in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 26, 2017, in vol. 114, no. 39.

Retaliatory Punishment - Adam Morris
Retaliatory Punishment - Adam Morris
Retaliatory Punishment - Adam Morris Retaliatory Punishment - Adam Morris
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Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Morris, A.. (2017, November 28). Parsing Science – Retaliatory Punishment. figshare.


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