Why do people gloat in misfortune? This is likely related to evolved aggression - past psychological research has found that in children, the phenomenon of schadenfreude can be observed. Psychologists Katrin Schulz, Almut Rudolph, Nadine Tscharaktschiew, Udo Rudolph, and others found that children as young as four find it interesting to fall or fall into a puddle when a child who has previously harmed other children (such as breaking other children's toys) falls; Simone G.
Shamay-Tsoory, Dorin Ahronberg-Kirschenbaum, Nirit Bauminger-Zviely found that when two-year-olds felt jealous, they were happy that the object of their jealousy suffered photo retouching misfortune; while Nikolaus Steinbeis and Tania Singer found that seven Older children are happier when they beat their opponents than when they both win the game together. If you think that these children are of a certain age, their aggression may be related to social learning, then let's take a look at the study of a nine-month-old baby.
For the study, published in 2013, researchers asked infants to observe puppet interactions. Some puppets liked to eat the same food as babies, while others liked foods that babies didn't. They found that when puppets fought, babies were more likely to watch. To those puppets who eat different food than themselves get hurt. You are an outsider, you deserve it Since schadenfreude has evolved, when will we be schadenfreude? The first of these possibilities lies in the "failure of the opponent".