Richard Smith

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Graduate Training: 
Ph.D. Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986

My research focuses on social comparison processes and social emotions.

Selected Publications: 
  • Smith, R.H. (2013). The joy of pain: Schadenfreude and the dark side of human nature. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Powell, C.A.J. & Smith, R.H. (2013). Schadenfreude caused by the exposure of hypocrisy in others. (2013). Self and Identity. 12, 413-431.
  • Schurtz, R.D., Blincoe, S., Smith, R.H., Powell, C.A.J, & Combs, D.J.Y., & Kim, S.H., (2012). Exploring the social aspects of goose bumps and their role in awe and envy. Motivation and Emotion. 36, 205-217.
  • Combs, D.J.Y, Campbell, G., Jackson, M., & Smith, R.H. (2010). Exploring the consequences of humiliating a moral transgressor. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 32, 128-143.

  • Combs, D.J.Y, Powell, C.A.J, Schurtz, D.R., Smith, R.H. (2009). Politics, schadenfreude, and ingroup indentification: The sometimes funny thing about a poor economy and death. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 635-646.

  • Smith, R. H. (Ed.). (2008). Envy: Theory and research. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Smith, R. H., Kim, S. H. (2007). Comprehending envy. Psychological Bulletin, 113, 46-64.
  • Smith, R. H., Eyre, H. L., Powel, C. A., Kim, S. H. (2006). Relativistic origins of emotional reactions to events happening to others and to ourselves. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 357-371.
  • Gaines, L. M., Duvall, J., Webster, J. M., Smith, R. H. (2005). Feeling good after praise for a successful performance: The importance of social comparison information. Self and Identity, 4, 373-389.
  • Smith, R. H. (2004). Envy and its transmutations. In Leach, C. W. Tiedens, L. (Eds.) The social life of emotions (pp.43-63). Cambridge, EN: Cambridge University Press.
  • Webster, J. M., Duvall, J., Gaines, L. M., Smith, R. H. (2003). The role of praise and social comparison information in the experience of pride. Journal of Social Psychology, 143, 209-232.
  • Smith, R. H., Webster, J. M., Parrott, W. G., Eyre, H. (2002). The role of public exposure in the experience of moral and nonmoral shame and guilt. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 138-159.
  • Smith, R. H. (2000) Assimilative and contrastive emotional reactions to upward and downward social comparisons. In J. Suls L. Wheeler (Eds.), Handbook of social comparison: Theory and research (pp.173 -200). New York: Plenum.
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