Compassion, pride, and social intuitions of self-other similarity.

@article{Oveis2010CompassionPA,
  title={Compassion, pride, and social intuitions of self-other similarity.},
  author={Christopher Oveis and E. J. Horberg and Dacher Keltner},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={
          618-30
        }
}
  • Christopher Oveis, E. J. Horberg, Dacher Keltner
  • Published in
    Journal of personality and…
    2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Compassion and pride serve contrasting social functions: Compassion motivates care-taking behavior, whereas pride enables the signaling and negotiation of rank within social hierarchies. Across 3 studies, compassion was associated with increased perceived self-other similarity, particularly to weak or vulnerable others. In contrast, pride was associated with an enhanced sense of similarity to strong others, and a decreased sense of similarity to weak others. These findings were obtained using… CONTINUE READING

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