Moving beyond Stereotypes of Empathy
- Psychology, PhilosophyTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Empathy regulation, prosociality, and moral judgment.
- PsychologyCurrent opinion in psychology
Strategic Regulation of Empathy
- PsychologyTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Evidence showing how dissociations of these components affect important socioemotional outcomes and emerging evidence suggesting that these components can be independently and deliberately regulated are examined.
"Empathy on Trial: Is Empathy Inherently Biased?"
abstract:Yale psychologist Paul Bloom is making a case against empathy when it comes to ethical deliberation and action. According to Bloom, emotional empathy has a dark side because it causes an…
Your pain is not mine: A critique of clinical empathy
It is argued that clinical empathy seems to harbour some dark sides, and it is demonstrated that accessing the inner world of others is neither possible nor desirable since this operation can result in undermining the patient's agency.
Empathy is Hard Work: People Choose to Avoid Empathy Because of Its Cognitive Costs
Empathy is considered a core virtue, yet fails in many situations. Understanding empathy lapses addresses a basic question about pro-sociality: to what extent do people choose to avoid empathy?…
Is Empathic Contagion Helpful or Harmful? Overlooked Heterogeneity in the Empathy Index
- PsychologyPsychological assessment
It is concluded that empathic contagion should not be treated as a unidimensional construct, as enjoyable contagion and aversive contagion may be associated with markedly different nomological networks.
The Role of Empathy and Compassion in Conflict Resolution
- PsychologyEmotion Review
Empathy and empathy-related processes, such as compassion and personal distress, are recognized to play a key role in social relations. This review examines the role of empathy in interpersonal and…
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Are empathy and concern psychologically distinct?
The Empathy Index, which consists of 2 novel scales, is developed, and their relationship to a measure of concern as well as to measures of cooperative and altruistic behavior is explored, revealing that empathy and concern consistently load on different factors.
Empathy and moral development : implications for caring and justice
1. Introduction and overview 2. Empathy, its arousal and prosocial functioning 3. Development of empathic distress 4. Empathic anger, sympathy, guilt, feeling of injustice 5. Guilt and moral…
Addressing Empathic Failures
Empathy is critical for social functioning, but it often wanes when it is needed most. Resulting empathic failures precipitate and worsen social conflict. Accordingly, conflict-reduction…
Empathy Is a Moral Force
People share each other’s emotional lives. We react not only to events that befall us, but also to the experiences of those around us. The tendency to share, understand, and care about others’ inner…
Low Levels of Empathic Concern Predict Utilitarian Moral Judgment
- PsychologyPloS one
The results reveal a key relationship between moral judgment and empathic concern in particular (i.e., feelings of warmth and compassion in response to someone in distress) and Utilitarian participants showed significantly reduced empathy concern on an independent empathy measure.
The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common--lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in…
Immorality from empathy-induced altruism: when compassion and justice conflict
Results of 2 experiments supported the proposal that empathy-induced altruism can lead one to act in a way that violates the moral principle of justice. In each experiment, participants were asked to…