2.4. Envy and Schadenfreude: The Neural Correlates of Competitive Emotions

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Jonathan Dvash and
  2. Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch9

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Dvash, J. and Shamay-Tsoory, S. G. (2011) Envy and Schadenfreude: The Neural Correlates of Competitive Emotions, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • envy and schadenfreude, neural correlates of competitive emotions - emotional state, affected by one's actual state and one's relative state, as compared with others;
  • neurochemical bases of social comparison based emotions - four major social comparison based emotions, cooperation or competition;
  • neural link between social comparison based emotions - connection between social comparison based emotions, from neuroscientific perspective

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Emotional Reactions to Social Comparison

  • Envy and Schadenfreude—An Evolutionary Perspective

  • Social Comparison Based Emotions

  • Neural Substrates of Competitive Emotions: Envy and Schadenfreude

  • The Neurochemical Bases of Social Comparison Based Emotions

  • Conclusion: A Neural Link between Social Comparison Based Emotions

  • References