Stanford Psychology Podcast
Stanford Psychology Podcast
81 - Sa-Kiera Hudson: Social Dominance, Empathy, and Schadenfreude

81 - Sa-Kiera Hudson: Social Dominance, Empathy, and Schadenfreude

Eric chats with Sa-Kiera Hudson, Assistant Professor at University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business. Kiera studies hierarchies: How hierarchies are formed, how they are maintained, and how they intersect.

In this episode, Eric and Kiera chat about her work on social dominance orientation. Why do some people feel justified to discriminate against minorities? Kiera explains that a desire for social dominance leads to less empathy and more schadenfreude towards minorities. Finally, Kiera shares what it was like working with the late Jim Sidanius, a legend in psychology, and how she stumbled into psychology research.

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