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Key Vocabulary

Envy
Envidia
Resentful
Resentido
Longing
Deseo
Unsuccessful
No exitoso
Conflict
Conflicto

The Science Behind Envy

Learn what science says about envy.

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The Science Behind Envy

Learn what science says about envy.

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Envy is defined as a feeling of resentful longing aroused by another person's possessions, qualities, or achievements. We may be ashamed to admit it, but we have all fallen into the web of envy.
Like all human emotions, envy is deeply ingrained in the human brain. Researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that even monkeys tend to compare their possessions to others'.

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