The odd empathy of vicarious embarrassment on “HowStuffWorks”

We have just come across this wonderful article by Julia Layton on HowStuffWorks. The article begins with a cringeworthy video of Ted Cruz and then nicely explains our take on why we experience such odd emotions as vicarious embarrassment for another’s predicaments. “In this video from a January campaign event in Iowa, presidential hopeful Ted Cruz leans …

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