Cognitive Empathy and Emotional Empathy in Human Behavior and Evolution

@inproceedings{Smith2010CognitiveEA,
  title={Cognitive Empathy and Emotional Empathy in Human Behavior and Evolution},
  author={Adam Smith and Dundee and Scot},
  year={2010}
}
This article presents 7 simple models of the relationship between cognitive empathy (mental perspective taking) and emotional empathy (the vicarious sharing of emotion) . I consider behavioral outcomes of the models, arguing that, during human evolution, natural selection may have acted on variation in the relationship between cognitive empathy and emotional empathy resulting in two separable, complementary systems. I predict the existence of 4 empathy disorders using a concept of empathic… CONTINUE READING
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