Cory Clark

Cory Clark

Cory Clark is a social psychologist at University of Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter @ImHardcory.

The Evolutionary Advantages of Playing Victim

The Evolutionary Advantages of Playing Victim

Victimhood is defined in negative terms: “the condition of having been hurt, damaged, or made to suffer.” Yet humans have evolved to empathize with the suffering of others, and to provide assistance so as to eliminate or compensate for that suffering. Consequently, signaling suffering to others can be an effective

Cory Clark
Cory Clark
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Psychology