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Individuals Are Swayed by Their Peers, Leading to More Severe Punishments, Study Finds
August 13, 2019
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, Aug. 13 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Brown University issued the following news release:

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- Punitive peers can increase how much fellow decision-makers support punishment, by up to 40 percent.

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When acting as one part of a group charged with deciding how to punish someone -- a jury, for example -- individuals are swayed by their peers to punish more often than they would if deciding alone, a new study found.

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