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empathic adj

Edited by Jeff Prucher.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 147 words.

of empathy; having the ability of empathy. Compare telempathic. 1959 J. White Visitor at Large New Worlds SF (June)

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Empathy Enhancement

John A. Hunter.

in Help for Adolescent Males with Sexual Behavior Problems

December 2010; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 7714 words.

Chapter 10 explores the enhancement of empathy. The chapter discusses what empathy is and why it is important, the negative impact of sexual abuse, examining developmental trauma...

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Empathy Enhancement

John A. Hunter.

in Help for Adolescent Males with Sexual Behavior Problems

December 2010; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 3313 words.

Chapter 8 explores the enhancement of empathy. The chapter discusses what empathy is and why it is important, the negative impact of sexual abuse, examining developmental trauma...

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Social Empathy

Elizabeth A. Segal.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Justice and Human Rights. 8111 words.

This entry defines and explains the concept and trait of social empathy and the relationship to interpersonal empathy. Both concepts are explained using the latest cognitive neuroscience...

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Understanding Empathy

Changmin Duan and Kristen Sager.

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 3rd Edition

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Social Psychology. 12897 words.

Empathy, one of the most studied and most multidisciplinary theoretical constructs, has garnered the attention of scholars from psychology as well as the social and biological sciences. The...

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Authors’ Empathy

Suzanne Keen.

in Empathy and the Novel

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 10771 words.

This chapter examines the relationship of empathy to novelists' craft of fiction. It suggests that contemporary novelists frequently connect fiction with empathy in their comments on...

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On Empathy

Joseph Redfield Palmisano.

in Beyond the Walls

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 7910 words.

The text moves to a more systematic consideration of the concept of empathy by way of Stein's dissertation On The Problem of Empathy. Our methodology focuses on “unpacking” Stein's concept...

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Empathic Sadism

Fritz Alwin Breithaupt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10540 words.

This chapter investigates sadistic empathic imaginations by readers. It suggests that empathy can paradoxically imply the wish for the suffering of the observed: Readers may...

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Empathy Maps

Arlie Russell Hochschild.

in So How's the Family?

September 2013; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Gender and Sexuality. 4755 words.

We are all the surveyors, drafters, and followers of “empathy maps”—which show us whom and whom not to empathize with. Just as political maps can be drawn and redrawn, so too can empathy...

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Understanding Empathy:

Amy Coplan.

in Empathy

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8128 words.

The goal of this chapter is to propose a narrow conceptualization of empathy as a complex imaginative process in which an observer simulates another person's situated psychological states...

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Readers’ Empathy

Suzanne Keen.

in Empathy and the Novel

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 15989 words.

This chapter examines several kinds of evidence about reactions to reading a novel based on a study conducted by Wayne Booth which surveyed readers of different ages and backgrounds about...

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Contesting Empathy

Suzanne Keen.

in Empathy and the Novel

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 11506 words.

This chapter argues that the evidence for a relationship between narrative empathy and the prosocial motivation of actual novel readers does not support the grand claims often made on...

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empathy n.

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 39 words.

the ability to imagine and understand the thoughts, perspective, and emotions of another person. In counselling and psychotherapy empathy is often considered to be one of the necessary...

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Kinesthetic Empathy

Karen Wood.

in The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Dance. 7731 words.

The aim of this chapter is to use the concept of kinesthetic empathy as a framework to investigate the production and reception of dance made for the screen, focusing on the audience’s...

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On Empathy

R. Peter Hobson and Jessica A. Hobson.

in Empathy and Morality

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 8875 words.

One important source of insight into the development of empathy and morality is the study of children who have profound difficulties in establishing and sustaining affective engagement with...

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Android Empathy

Laurence A. Rickels.

in I Think I Am

June 2010; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5899 words.

This chapter explores how the distinction between humans and androids, between empathy and psychopathy, traverses every human psyche. In the movie Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford)...

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Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Tania Singer and Jean Decety.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Social Psychology. 10932 words.

This chapter discusses the study of empathy in the field of social neuroscience. It also considers the role of action understanding and cognitive perspective-taking in empathic...

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Is Empathy a Virtue?

Heather D. Battaly.

in Empathy

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 12965 words.

Pre-theoretically, we conceive of empathy as a moral virtue. Philosophers and psychologists have tried to improve on our pre-theoretical concept of empathy. This chapter argues that if...

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An Empathic Eye

Dominic McIver Lopes.

in Aesthetics on the Edge

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy of Mind. 8388 words.

What you see can shape how you feel, and the route from seeing to feeling sometimes involves empathy—as one might empathize with a woman seen grieving the death of her child. But empathy...

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An Empathic Eye

Dominic McIver Lopes.

in Empathy

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 8185 words.

As the powerful and persistent impact of photojournalism shows, people respond empathically to scenes in images and to the emotions that those scenes express. Without question, looking at...

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