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  • Vigilantism is an identity for some people, researchers report

    Portrait of the researcher outdoors.

    With his colleagues, Fan Xuan Chen, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the U. of I., developed a new tool to determine whether an individual has adopted a vigilante identity, characterized by a desire to monitor other people’s behavior and punish those deemed wrongdoers.

    Photo by Michelle Hassel


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Fan Xuan Chen, email

    To reach Maja Graso, email

    To reach Karl Aquino, email

    The paper “The vigilante identity and organizations” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2022.104136