Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.
June 30, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity
Survey results suggest there's no one way to bring justice after online harassment. Our current approach isn't working, say the researchers.
March 30, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: social-media internet abuse society-and-culture crimes punishment
Observing mothers with substance use disorders and their children suggests some of the triggers for harsh parenting.
Nov. 19, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: alcohol parents childrens-health society-and-culture punishment substance-abuse
A new study uses test score data to link racial disparities in school discipline to the achievement gap between black and white students.
Oct. 17, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: education bias race featured society-and-culture punishment
When we're in a group meant to decide about punishment, such as a jury, other people can have a major effect on our thinking.
Sept. 5, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: society-and-culture social-lives crimes punishment
"It's sad, but the good news is there's a simple intervention—don't give report cards on Friday."
Jan. 2, 2019 • ~2 min
Tags: education abuse health-and-medicine punishment
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