Building empathy through motivation-based interventions.

  title={Building empathy through motivation-based interventions.},
  author={Erika Weisz and Desmond C. Ong and Ryan W. Carlson and Jamil Zaki},
Empathy is associated with adaptive social and emotional outcomes; as such, a crucial outstanding question is whether it can be bolstered in ways that make practical differences in people's lives. Most empathy-building efforts address one's ability to empathize, increasing empathy by training skills like perspective taking. However, empathy is more than the ability to share and understand others' feelings; it also reflects underlying motives that drive people to experience or avoid it. As such… 
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