The origins of empathic concern

@article{ZahnWaxler1990TheOO,
  title={The origins of empathic concern},
  author={Carolyn Zahn-Waxler and Marian Radke-yarrow},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
  year={1990},
  volume={14},
  pages={107-130}
}
Recent developments in research cast doubt on early conceptions of young children as primarily egocentric and uncaring of others' needs. Studies reviewed indicate a broad range of social competencies children bring to their interpersonal relationships. As early as 2 years of age, they show (a) the cognitive capacity to interpret, in simple ways, the physical and psychological states of others, (b) the emotional capacity to experience, affectively, the state of others, and (c) the behavioral… 
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