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Social effects of oxytocin in humans: context and person matter
Building on animal research, the past decade has witnessed a surge of interest in the effects of oxytocin on social cognition and prosocial behavior in humans. This work has generated considerableExpand
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The neuroscience of empathy: progress, pitfalls and promise
The last decade has witnessed enormous growth in the neuroscience of empathy. Here, we survey research in this domain with an eye toward evaluating its strengths and weaknesses. First, we take stockExpand
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Oxytocin Selectively Improves Empathic Accuracy
Oxytocin is known to regulate prosocial behavior and social cognition in animals (Ross & Young, 2009), and recent studies suggest that oxytocin may have similar functions in humans. For example,Expand
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Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a massive global health crisis. Because the crisis requires large-scale behaviour change and places significant psychological burdens on individuals, insights fromExpand
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Interpersonal emotion regulation.
Contemporary emotion regulation research emphasizes intrapersonal processes such as cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression, but people experiencing affect commonly choose not to go itExpand
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Empathy: a motivated account.
  • J. Zaki
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1 November 2014
Empathy features a tension between automaticity and context dependency. On the one hand, people often take on each other's internal states reflexively and outside of awareness. On the other hand,Expand
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Social Influence Modulates the Neural Computation of Value
Social influence—individuals’ tendency to conform to the beliefs and attitudes of others—has interested psychologists for decades. However, it has traditionally been difficult to distinguish trueExpand
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The neural bases of empathic accuracy
Theories of empathy suggest that an accurate understanding of another's emotions should depend on affective, motor, and/or higher cognitive brain regions, but until recently no experimental methodExpand
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Effects of oxytocin on recollections of maternal care and closeness
  • J. Bartz, J. Zaki, +4 authors J. Lydon
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 29 November 2010
Although the infant–caregiver attachment bond is critical to survival, little is known about the biological mechanisms supporting attachment representations in humans. Oxytocin plays a key role inExpand
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Social Cognitive Conflict Resolution: Contributions of Domain-General and Domain-Specific Neural Systems
Cognitive control mechanisms allow individuals to behave adaptively in the face of complex and sometimes conflicting information. Although the neural bases of these control mechanisms have beenExpand
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