EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT By N., Sam M.S. - 91 A punishment to the wrongdoer who is made to suffer in proportion to the severity of wrongdoing. Compare reciprocal punishment. EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT: "Joe's expiatory punishment was in accord for his wrongdoing." Related Psychology Terms Developing a Case Study DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) Hitler and Conformity FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) ANTISOCIAL REACTION Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality) REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/expiatory-punishment/ (accessed June 29, 2022).