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The Joy of Pain - a book by Smith, Richard H.

The Joy of Pain

Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature

The Joy of Pain( )
Author: Smith, Richard H.
ISBN:978-0-19-973454-2
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

Few people confess easily to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. Maybe this is why there is no word for the feeling in English. And so schadenfreude, that beguiling German word, is borrowed to label the experience. This book, written by one of the world's foremost scholars of envy and shame, explores the emotion we dare not admit.

Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / General
Psychology / Emotions
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.4 x 6.3 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:1.144 Pounds

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