Surveillance cues enhance moral condemnation. / Bourrat, Pierrick; Baumard, Nicolas; McKay, Ryan.

In: Evolutionary Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 05.05.2011, p. 193-199.

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Surveillance cues enhance moral condemnation. / Bourrat, Pierrick; Baumard, Nicolas; McKay, Ryan.

In: Evolutionary Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 05.05.2011, p. 193-199.

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Bourrat, P, Baumard, N & McKay, R 2011, 'Surveillance cues enhance moral condemnation', Evolutionary Psychology, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 193-199.

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Bourrat P, Baumard N, McKay R. Surveillance cues enhance moral condemnation. Evolutionary Psychology. 2011 May 5;9(2):193-199.

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Bourrat, Pierrick ; Baumard, Nicolas ; McKay, Ryan. / Surveillance cues enhance moral condemnation. In: Evolutionary Psychology. 2011 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 193-199.

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