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The Psychology of Revenge

9 Jun, 09 | by Steven Reid, Evidence-Based Mental Health

After a bloodbath at the ballot box, the knives are out for the party leader. Media commentary is awash with Shakespearean allusions, although a more apt reference would be ‘The Tragical Comedy of Punch & Judy’. As past slights and feuds come back to haunt Mr Brown here is a timely article on the psychology of retribution in the journal Monitor on Psychology. It appears that revenge may not be as sweet as we think.

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