Jealousy can be a useful tool in maintaining friendships, a new study report. Feelings of jealousy were linked to the value of the friendship and motivated behaviors to retain the relationship.
People are more envious of someone else's experiences prior to the outcome than after the event has occurred. In the run-up to Valentine's Day, people reported feeling more envious of others. Envy levels dropped significantly on February 15th.
A new study provides insight into the neurobiological underpinnings of envy. Researchers have identified a part of the brain that specifically registers when another receives a reward. This affects the subjective value placed on personal resources and rewards.
Researchers have developed a new equation that shows how hour happiness not only depends on what happens to us, but also how our experiences compare to other people's.
A new study reports younger people are not only more envious that their elders, they are also jealous about more things.