Third-party punishment following observed social rejection

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DIMITROFF, Stephanie J., Ethan G. HARROD, Karen E. SMITH, Kelly E. FAIG, Jean DECETY, Greg J. NORMAN, 2020. Third-party punishment following observed social rejection. In: Emotion. American Psychological Association. 20(4), pp. 713-720. ISSN 1528-3542. eISSN 1931-1516. Available under: doi: 10.1037/emo0000607

@article{Dimitroff2020-06Third-45718, title={Third-party punishment following observed social rejection}, year={2020}, doi={10.1037/emo0000607}, number={4}, volume={20}, issn={1528-3542}, journal={Emotion}, pages={713--720}, author={Dimitroff, Stephanie J. and Harrod, Ethan G. and Smith, Karen E. and Faig, Kelly E. and Decety, Jean and Norman, Greg J.} }

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