Does it really matter whether jealousy is a thought, a feeling, an emotion, or something else? It might matter, indeed, if you’re trying to diminish jealousy or alleviate it altogether. Even if jealousy is an experience that virtually all humans can relate to, there is more than one approach to counteracting or dissolving jealousy. Each… Read more.
It’s common nowadays to use the words “jealousy” and “envy” interchangeably, as if they are one and the same. Some people say that using two different words to mean the same thing can be confusing and have negative impacts on all kinds of relationships. Some people say it doesn’t matter which term you use. And… Read more.
Are you craving attention from a person whose focus is on someone else? Do you desire attributes that are possessed by another? When you experience jealousy or envy, you have measured your sense of your self against your image of another person and arrived at a conclusion that was motivated by the biological signal of the affect of shame… Read more from Mary C. Lamia Ph.D.
Ask 10 different people and you might get 10 different views on how the emotions of envy and jealousy are distinct. It turns out that Psychologists agree on a fairly straightforward distinction. Envy occurs when we lack a desired attribute enjoyed by another… Read more from Richard H. Smith Ph.D.