Payback : why we retaliate, redirect aggression, and take revenge (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Payback : why we retaliate, redirect aggression, and take revenge

Author: David P Barash; Judith Eve Lipton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the phenomenon of redirected aggression, explaining why it happens in people and in other species, how it crosses cultural, historical, and geographical barriers, what its evolutionary underpinnings are, and how people can rise above the urge to take out their pain and anger on others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash; Judith Eve Lipton
ISBN: 9780195395143 019539514X
OCLC Number: 795621120
Description: xii, 209 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Passing the pain along --
Biology : animals and molecules --
Personal slings, arrows, and outrageous scapegoating --
Social: revenge, feuding, rioting, terrorism, war and other delights --
Stories : pain-passing in myth and literature --
Justice: not revenge? --
Overcoming : shall we? --
Conclusion : the principle of minimizing pain (an 11th commandment).
Responsibility: David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton.

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Examines the phenomenon of redirected aggression, explaining why it happens in people and in other species, how it crosses cultural, historical, and geographical barriers, what its evolutionary underpinnings are, and how people can rise above the urge to take out their pain and anger on others.

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