Intranasal administration of oxytocin increases envy and schadenfreude (gloating).

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BACKGROUND Humans have a strong social tendency to compare themselves with others. We tend to feel envious when we receive less valuable rewards and may rejoice when our payoffs are more advantageous. Envy and schadenfreude (gloating over the other's misfortune) are social emotions widely agreed to be a symptom of the human social tendency to compare one's… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.06.009

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@article{ShamayTsoory2009IntranasalAO, title={Intranasal administration of oxytocin increases envy and schadenfreude (gloating).}, author={Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory and Meytal Fischer and Jonathan Dvash and Hagai Harari and Nufar Perach-Bloom and Yechiel Levkovitz}, journal={Biological psychiatry}, year={2009}, volume={66 9}, pages={864-70} }