The Emerging Study of Positive Empathy

  title={The Emerging Study of Positive Empathy},
  author={Sylvia A. Morelli and Matthew D. Lieberman and Jamil Zaki},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
Lay intuitions suggest that the ability toshare, celebrate,and enjoy others’positiveemotions– a phenomenon we term positive empathy – bolsters individual well-being and relationship strength. However, it is unclear from the current literature whether (i) positive empathy is distinct from highly related constructs and(ii)whetherpositiveempathyisassociatedwithsalutarysocialandpersonaloutcomes.Here,webegin by examining basic evidence suggesting that positive empathy is related to, but independent… 
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