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Richard Smith

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327953

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
Source:
Envy
Author(s):

Richard H. Smith

Sung Hee Kim

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of envy and how many people find it difficult to rid themselves of this painful emotion; a situation made worse by the presence of societal norms rendering the emotion shameful. An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented.

Keywords:   envy, human behavior, emotion, social norms

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