General Discussion Schadenfreude Starts Early: Children as Young as Two Take Pleasure in the Misfortune of Others

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Schadenfreude Starts Early: Children as Young as Two Take Pleasure in the Misfortune of Others

Toddlers. So innocent, so loving, so sweet.

Until you fall down and hurt yourself in front of one. Then the little bastards laugh their butts off.

Scientists have recently finished a study that says it's not just the allure of physical comedy that gives young children pleasure from pain, that in fact they have much more complex emotions than previously thought. Darker motivations like jealousy and even hatred might lie behind their giggles. Just like you and me.

Researchers previously...
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