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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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He strikes again – The scientific reason for why Jeb Bush makes you uncomfortable explained on attn:

It seems that Jeb Bush’s campaign offers a lot of examples illustrating the motivation for  our research. In this article by Lucy Tiven on attn: she draws attention on a recent incident in New Hampshire. “Jeb Bush is no stranger to embarrassment. A new report explains why despite his flubs and missteps, we’re prone to …

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El Espectator ¿Por qué sentimos vergüenza ajena?

Por: Núria Jar Se ha investigado mucho sobre emociones humanas, pero se sabe poco sobre esta sensación. ¿Por qué nos sentimos tan mal cuando vemos a un conocido hablando con un trozo de lechuga en el diente ? Estudios recientes dan pistas de la respuesta. (link to full article)

TIME magazine – Your embarrassment causes me so much pain

By Maia Szalavitz Ever find yourself physically cringing as you watch those hopeful contestants on American Idol who have no clue that they can’t sing? If so, you’re probably a highly empathetic person, according to new study published in the journal PloS One… (link to full article)

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