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Neurochemistry of Fairness

Crockett, M. J., Clark, L., Tabibnia, G., Lieberman, M. D., & Robbins, T. W. (2008). Serotonin modulates behavioral reactions to unfairness. Science, 320, 1739. pdf and Supporting Online Material

Tabibnia, G., Satpute, A. B., & Lieberman, M. D. (2008). The sunny side of fairness: Preference for fairness activates reward circuitry (and disregarding unfairness activates self-control circuitry). Psychological Science, 19, 339-347. For a copy of the paper click here


Press Release: 6.5.08 pdf

Are humans hardwired for fairness?: 4.16.08 from Association for Psychological Science pdf, original website

Expense-Account Science: 6.6.08 from NYT Times (Tierney Lab) pdf, or original website

We want a fair shake: 5.12.08 column from the Los Angeles Times pdf, or original website

Fairness is emotionally rewarding, a study finds: 5.12.08 Health article from the Los Angeles Times pdf, or original website

Low levels of key brain chemical sparks anger: 6.5.08 from Reuters pdf, or original website

Brain chemical helps us tolerate foul play: 6.5.08 from Nature News pdf, or original website

Probing the Social Brain: 5.12.06 from Science pdf.

No Fair! My Serotonin Level is Low: 6.9.08 from Scientific American pdf, or original website

A Fair Share's Brain Reward: 4.28.08 Podcast from Scientific American pdf, or original website

Brain reacts to fairness, money same way: 4.22.08 from United Press International pdf, or original website

Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness: 6.4.08 from Forbes.com pdf, or original website

Get hungry when angry? Blame low serotonin: 6.5.08 from MSNBC pdf, or original website

Low levels of key brain chemical sparks anger: 6.5.08 from ABC News pdf, or original website

Treated Unfairly? Here's Why You're Sore: 4.21.08 from CBS News click here, or original website

Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness: 6.5.08 from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution pdf, or original website

Low levels of key brain chemical sparks anger: 6.5.08 from National Post pdf, or original website

Treated Unfairly? Here's Why You're Sore: 4.18.08 from WebMD pdf, original website

Serotonin Fairness: 6.9.08 from Scientist Live pdf, or original website

Eating cheese and meat may boost self-control: 6.6.08 from Discover Blog pdf, or original website

Serotonin Levels Determine Sense of Fairness: 6.5.08 from HealthDay pdf, or original website

It all comes down to fairness: 7.7.08 from Canada's Ottawacitizen.com pdf, or original website

Breakfast essential to brain, study finds: 6.7.08 from Canada's Windsor Star pdf, or original website

Breakfast helps improve self-control, study suggests: 6.7.08 from Canada's Vancouver Sun pdf, or original website

Eat your porridge, don't lose your cool, new brain study suggests: 6.7.08 from Canada's Gazette pdf, or original website

So what's the story with. . .Serotonin?: 6.7.08 from England's Herald pdf, or original website

Big decisions 'best made on full stomach': 6.6.08 from England's Telegraph pdf, or original website

Exploring the neurochemistry of fairness: 6.8.08 from ARS Technica pdf, or original website

Official! Chocolate stops you being grumpy: 6.6.08 from Australia's West Australian pdf, or original website

What a friend we have in cheeses: 6.8.08 from New Zealand's New Zealand Herald pdf, or original website

Hormone serotonin, impulsivity linked in British study: 6.5.08 from France's France 24 International News pdf, or original website

Mood-altering serotonin linked to combativeness, study suggests: 6.5.08 from The Dallas Morning News pdf, or original website

Hungry and aggressive: from Pakistan's Online International News Network pdf, or original website

Hungry and aggressive: 6.7.08 from India's Fresh News pdf, or original website

Low levels of key brain chemical sparks anger: 6.7.08 from India's Times of India pdf, or original website

A cheese sandwich is all you need for strong decision-making: 6.6.08 from Thailand's Thaindian News pdf, or original website

Hormone serotonin, impulsivity linked in British study: 6.6.08 from Sri Lanka's Lanka Business Online pdf, or original website

Hungry and aggressive? Blame serotonin: 6.6.08 from Malaysia's Malaysia Sun pdf, or original website

The cheesy secret behind successful decision-making: 6.6.08 from Ireland's Independent pdf, or original website

Why big decisions are best made on a full stomach: 6.6.08 from England's Mail Online pdf, or original website

Serotonin may affect our sense of fairness: 6.7.08 from India's Hindu pdf, or original website

Being Treated Fair Makes You Happy: Podcast from KDKA NewsRadio 1020 (Pittsburgh) mp3, or original website

Big decisions 'best made on a full tummy': 6.6.08 from India's Zeenews.com pdf, or original website

Munching a cheese sandwich is not just a tasy delight, but might also be a mantra to successfully negotiating that pay rise: from Cheers Magazine pdf, or original website

Unlike chimpanzees, undergraduates prefer fairness -- God's hardwiring or evolution?: 4.17.08 from The Dallas Morning News Religion Blog pdf, original website

Brain Scans Show Reactions to Fairness and Unfairness: 4.16.08 from Future Pundit pdf, original website

Slicing the Economic Pie: 3.20.08 from We're Only Human Blog by Wray Herbert pdf, original website