Vengeance

Vengeance in the Guise of 'Justice' Must Be Resisted

Joseph Miles | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

Vengeance is the darkest of human emotions. It is the belief that any injury that a person deals to you must be returned in kind. At its worst, it leads to feuds and atrocities; reprisals on top of reprisals. The Troubles in Northern Ireland could have ended so much sooner had it not been on for the desperation of either side to let no slight go unpunished. Yet for all this, it is surprisingly common for it to be glorified in the most unlikely of places.

A Family Hurting Each Other Publicly and the Psychology of Revenge

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Raj Persaud

The extraordinary texts and phone conversations between former Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne and his son, which have been widely reported, are difficult to comprehend. Do the latest findings from the psychology of revenge provide an insight into a family hurting each other so publicly?