In a previous article, I mentioned justice addiction as one of the reasons we gloat about misfortune. However, the causes of Schadenfreude are actually very vast and complex, and cannot be explained by a just addiction. In this article, I will use the preface written by Nori Bear for "Schadenfreude" as a framework, supplemented by evidence from the book and other papers, to give readers a glimpse of what gloating looks like.
It's human nature to rejoice in misfortune Why do people gloat in misfortune? This is likely related to evolved aggression - past psychological research has found that in children, the phenomenon of schadenfreude can be photo retouching observed. Psychologists Katrin Schulz, Almut Rudolph, Nadine Tscharaktschiew, Udo Rudolph, and others found that children as young as four find it interesting to fall or fall into a puddle when a child who has previously harmed other children (such as breaking other children's toys) falls; Simone G.
Shamay-Tsoory, Dorin Ahronberg-Kirschenbaum, Nirit Bauminger-Zviely found that when two-year-olds felt jealous, they were happy that the object of their jealousy suffered misfortune; while Nikolaus Steinbeis and Tania Singer found that seven Older children are happier when they beat their opponents than when they both win the game together.