Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2014

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199393718

Bookseller Code (03)

The Joy of Pain

Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature

Richard H. Smith

  • Explores a fascinating side of human emotion few will admit.
  • Probes pop culture, television, sports, and politics to show how pervasive schadenfreude is in our lives.
  • Includes a daring analysis of the role of mass schadenfreude in World War II.
  • Features original and clever illustrations.

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