|University of Leipzig|
In September, I attended the annual meeting of the German Psychological Society. I was a presenter in a symposium organized by Friederike Funk, with Linda Skitka as discussant. Friederike presented a talk entitled, Beyond Retribution: Wronged People Have Transformative Motives Toward Transgressors. Mario Gollwitzer gave a talk entitled, Mercy Before Justice: Third-Party Approvals of Engaging in (and Refraining from) Personal Retaliation. My talk was entitled, On the Importance of History: Historicist Narratives Regarding Transgressors Temper Blame and Punitiveness via a Novel Mechanism. We all learned a lot from the wonderful opportunity to hear Linda Skitka share her insights about our work!