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Psyche
10 mins | May 13, 2020

Ever taken pleasure in another’s pain? That’s ‘everyday sadism’

Empathy is not the only way we might respond to others' pain. There is an important social value in relating to other people's suffering. But such a function doesn't always come in the shape of equal pain or emotional empathy — some might feel joy too, and as Lucy Foulkes explains in Psyche magazine, they're not as rare as you might think.

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