Revenge - A Dish Best Served Cold? NI Science Festival Talk

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


Why do people take revenge? It’s a fascinating question, which psychologists have been trying to answer for a while. We may feel we intuitively understand it. After all, we’ve probably all wanted to take revenge at some point, and it’s constantly explored in books, film, and television programmes. Yet the discoveries that psychologists have made about revenge may surprise you.

This interactive talk explores scientific discoveries about why we take revenge. It also presents the results of a new study on the subject by psychologists at Queen’s University Belfast. The study uses online games to explore how revenge is linked to tiredness, mood, and emotions.

Period22 Feb 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions


TitleNI Science Festival
Location, Belfast
Period22 Feb 2023 → 22 Feb 2023