How do we punish norm violators?

28 octubre 2014

An international team of researchers has conducted pioneering research on the question of how people punish strangers for norm violating behavior. In their article on direct and indirect punishment, they were able to show that both forms of punishment play an important role in the field. If possible, however, people prefer to punish indirectly by refusing to help instead of directly confronting the norm violator. The researchers were also able to show that women are more often punished directly, men more often indirectly.