Depression and empathic accuracy in couples: an interpersonal model of gender differences in depression.

@article{Gadassi2011DepressionAE,
  title={Depression and empathic accuracy in couples: an interpersonal model of gender differences in depression.},
  author={Reuma Gadassi and Nilly Mor and Eshkol Rafaeli},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1033-41}
}
We examine the link between depression and empathic accuracy, the ability to infer other people's thoughts and feelings, as a possible mechanism underlying gender differences in the association between depression and interpersonal difficulties within intimate relationships. Fifty-one heterosexual couples completed questionnaires assessing depressive symptoms and participated in both a lab and a daily diary procedure assessing empathic accuracy. In the lab measures, women's (but not men's… CONTINUE READING
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