New article in Neuropsychologia

Manuscript "Laugh or cringe?" was accepted in Neuropsychologia

02/ 06/ 2017

Paulus FM, Müller-Pinzler L, Stolz DS, Mayer AV, Rademacher L, Krach S. (2017) Laugh or cringe? Common and distinct processes of reward-based schadenfreude and empathy-based fremdscham. Neuropsychologia. 2017 June. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.05.030


Already in 2014, Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman said he suffers from vicarious embarrassment, and can't watch cringe-inducing viral videos. Check out the very nice interview on the distinction between schadenfreude and fremdscham: