Distinctions among various modes of empathy-related reactions: A matter of importance in humans

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Abstract

Preston & de Waal minimized differences among constructs such as empathy, sympathy, and personal distress. However, such distinctions have been shown to relate differently to altruistic behavior. Moreover, although the authors discussed the role of regulation in empathy, they did not consider the possibility that sometimes empathy is not well-regulated and likely leads to personal distress rather than sympathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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