Empathy‐Related Responding: Associations with Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, and Intergroup Relations

Empathy‐Related Responding: Associations with Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, and Intergroup... Empathy‐related responding, including empathy, sympathy, and personal distress, has been implicated in conceptual models and theories about prosocial behavior and altruism, aggression and antisocial behavior, and intergroup relationships. Conceptual arguments and empirical findings related to each of these topics are reviewed. In general, there is evidence that empathy and/or sympathy are important correlates of, and likely contributors to, other‐oriented prosocial behavior, the inhibition of aggression and antisocial behavior, and the quality of intergroup relationships. Applied implications of these findings, including prevention studies, are discussed, as are possible future directions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Issues and Policy Review Wiley

Empathy‐Related Responding: Associations with Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, and Intergroup Relations

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Wiley
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© 2010 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
ISSN
1751-2395
eISSN
1751-2409
DOI
10.1111/j.1751-2409.2010.01020.x
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Abstract

Empathy‐related responding, including empathy, sympathy, and personal distress, has been implicated in conceptual models and theories about prosocial behavior and altruism, aggression and antisocial behavior, and intergroup relationships. Conceptual arguments and empirical findings related to each of these topics are reviewed. In general, there is evidence that empathy and/or sympathy are important correlates of, and likely contributors to, other‐oriented prosocial behavior, the inhibition of aggression and antisocial behavior, and the quality of intergroup relationships. Applied implications of these findings, including prevention studies, are discussed, as are possible future directions.

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Social Issues and Policy ReviewWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2010

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