Emotional reactions to dramatic film stimuli: the influence of cognitive and emotional empathy.

@article{Davis1987EmotionalRT,
  title={Emotional reactions to dramatic film stimuli: the influence of cognitive and emotional empathy.},
  author={Mark Hampton Davis and Jay G. Hull and R D Young and George Garry Warren},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          126-33
        }
}
The idea that empathy may best be considered a multidimensional construct, consisting of both cognitive and emotional facets, has recently been gaining in popularity. To date, however, little research explicitly based on such a view has been carried out. We conducted the present experiment to explore the different influences of cognitive and emotional empathy on two types of responses to dramatic stimuli: positive and negative emotional reactions. Consistent with a multidimensional view of… CONTINUE READING

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