Nice idea, but is it science?

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In the target article, human cruelty is linked to intrinsic reinforcement from engaging in the behavior without any recommendations for a research program to validate or test for such reinforcement and its independence from ultimate adaptive outcomes. Suggestions are offered in this commentary for such a program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-241
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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