The role of affect in feelings of obligation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tomasello offers a compelling account of the emergence of humans' sense of obligation. We suggest that more needs to be said about the role of affect in the creation of obligations. We also argue that positive emotions such as gratitude evolved to encourage individuals to fulfill cooperative obligations without the negative quality that Tomasello proposes is inherent in obligations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beeler-Duden, S; Yucel, M; Vaish, A

Published Date

  • April 30, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 /

Start / End Page

  • e60 -

PubMed ID

  • 32349808

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x19002449


  • eng