Revenge Fantasies

In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge narratives permeate popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don’t we actually decide to carry out justice ourselves?

On this edition of Two Guys on Your HeadDr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about revenge fantasies.

Pain Killers, and Pain as Retribution

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, conclude our series on pain with a discussion on some interesting findings in psychology as to how pain killers work in the brain, and they talk about the cultural and biological evolution of inflicting pain as retribution.