Moving beyond Stereotypes of Empathy

@article{Zaki2017MovingBS,
  title={Moving beyond Stereotypes of Empathy},
  author={Jamil Zaki},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={59-60}
}
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  • Published 1 February 2017
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