From emotion resonance to empathic understanding: A social developmental neuroscience account

  title={From emotion resonance to empathic understanding: A social developmental neuroscience account},
  author={Jean Decety and Meghan L. Meyer},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={1053 - 1080}
  • J. Decety, M. Meyer
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Psychology
  • Development and Psychopathology
Abstract The psychological construct of empathy refers to an intersubjective induction process by which positive and negative emotions are shared, without losing sight of whose feelings belong to whom. Empathy can lead to personal distress or to empathic concern (sympathy). The goal of this paper is to address the underlying cognitive processes and their neural underpinnings that constitute empathy within a developmental neuroscience perspective. In addition, we focus on how these processes go… 
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