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Richard H. Smith Ph.D.


Richard H. Smith, Ph.D., has edited or co-edited two volumes on envy, Envy: Theory and Research, 2008, and Envy at Work and in Organizations, 2016. He has authored a book on schadenfreude, The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature, 2013, a novel, Blockbuster, 2020, and has published two collections of photographs, Neighborhood Watch and Humanoids. Smith taught at the University of Kentucky.

The aim of Social Joy and Pain is to explore the pleasures and displeasures that result from our learning about and interacting with other people.

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