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    Revenge: An Adaptive System for Maximizing Fitness, or a Proximate Calculation Arising From Personality and Social-Psychological Processes?Michael Potegal - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (1):33-34.
    Revenge appears among a of social interactions that includes competition, alliance building (a prerequisite for tribal revenge raids), and so forth. Rather than a modular directly reflecting evolutionary fitness constraints, revenge may be (another) social cost-benefit calculation involving potential or actual aggression and proximately controlled by individual personality characteristics and beliefs that can work against fitness.
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    Characteristics of Anger: Notes for a Systems Theory of Emotion.Michael Potegal - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):215-216.
    Although emotion may subserve social function, as with anger-maintaining dominance, emotions are more than variant cognitions. Anger promotes risk-taking, attention-narrowing, and cognitive impairment. The proposition that appraised “blameworthiness” is necessary for anger excludes young children's anger as well as adults' pain-induced anger. To be complete, any systems model of anger must account for its temporal characteristics, including escalation and persistence.
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    The Special Nature of Spatial Information.Michael Potegal - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (4):647-648.