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SNL featured in “Ich brauch’ Freunde” video on ZDF Pur+

David Stolz very nicely explains in national TV how social exclusion makes you suffer and why we need friends that support us. In this show …

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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 …

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Bush’s media corps feels his pain Article in Politico Magazine

This is a very intersting read on the pain the media corps feels when confronted with awkward acting and decisions of politicians by Haddas Gold …

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The Cut (NYMAG.COM) – Poor, Awkward Jeb Bush Is Giving People Secondhand Embarrassment

By: Melissa Dahl Consider the recent adventures in awkwardness from Jeb Bush’s campaign: On Monday, the former Florida governor took the stage at a pre-caucus …

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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: …

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Nature’s Neuropodcast on Meta-Neuroscience from the SNL

November 2015: Listen now Download mp3 This month, aggravating Alzheimer’s, brain banking for autism, babbling about BabyLab, and meta-neuroscience.

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The Guardian – No, I won’t watch that cringe-inducing viral video. I’m a better person than you

By: Oliver Burkeman It’s OK to feel vicariously bad for idiots on the internet, because we – the Easily Empathetically Embarrassed – are suffering together. …

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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 …

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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 …

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