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Beyond prosocial motivations to empathize
This study aimed to re-evaluate the lay assumption that empathic concern is entirely guided by prosocial motivations. To this end, the Empathic Concern Motivations Scale was created to measure the magnitude of one’s prosocial ...
Increasing experience sharing through regulation instructions
Experience sharing is an individual’s tendency to resonate with and take on the sensory, motor, and affective experiences of others. While traditional conceptualizations of this process argue its automaticity, recent ...
Individuals’ empathic responses to exonerees’ emotional and physical suffering
In exploring avenues to combat the stigma exonerees experience, a study was conducted to examine whether exposure to an exoneree’s suffering increases empathy and helping, and whether different empathic responses (e.g., ...