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  • By: Richard H. Smith
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

This entry concerns the social emotion of envy, the often-painful mix of displeasure and ill feeling triggered by the awareness of another person's superiority or advantage. After addressing two definitional distinctions, the entry will address the universal and adaptive nature ...