Mike just returned from the amazing, historic city of Canterbury, UK. There, he chaired a symposium at the International Society for Justice Research. The symposium theme was: Blame and Punishment: Perceptual, Emotional, and Cognitive Influences on the Intensity of Responses to Wrongdoing. Mike presented his work on historicist narratives and their "civilizing" impact on blame and punishment. Other participants included Yael Granot of NYU (Yael - Balectis lab group) who spoke about how visual attention to an outgroup transgressor magnifies the effect of group-identification on punishment decisions, Neal Feigenson of Quinnipiac School of Law (Neal) who spoke about the role of emotion in judgments of blame and punishment, and Mario Gollwitzer of Philipps-Universität Marburg (Mario) who spoke about how perceived group entitativity increases the likelihood of "vicarious revenge" (i.e., revenge carried out against an outgroup member who was not responsible for the original offense against oneself). It was a great set of talks!