Feeling “schadenfreude” about Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis may have impacted people’s views on the election

A recent study examined Americans’ feelings of schadenfreude and sympathy toward Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis in 2020. … “My goal was to shed light on the emotions that contribute to partisanship and voting behavior,” explained Peplak, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Irvine. … The study … was authored by Joanna Peplak, J. Zoe Klemfuss[assistant professor of psychological science] and Peter H. Ditto [psychological science professor].