Chapter

Introduction

Richard H. Smith and Sung Hee Kim

in Envy

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195327953
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199301485 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of envy and how many people find it difficult to rid themselves of this painful emotion; a situation made worse by the presence of societal norms rendering the emotion shameful. An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented.

Keywords: envy; human behavior; emotion; social norms

Chapter.  5758 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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