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The social neuroscience of empathy

Author: Jean Decety; William John Ickes
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2011, ©2009.
Series: Social neuroscience series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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In recent decades, empathy research has blossomed into a vibrant and multidisciplinary field of study. This text collects cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge work on human empathy from the perspectives of social, cognitive, developmental and clinical psychology and cognitive/affective neuroscience.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Decety; William John Ickes
ISBN: 9780262012973 0262012979 9780262515993 0262515997
OCLC Number: 711051615
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
A Bradford book.
Description: ix, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: These things called empathy : eight related but distinct phenomena / Daniel Batson --
Emotional contagion and empathy / Elaine Hatfield [and others] --
Being imitated : consequences of nonconsciously showing empathy / Rick B. van Baaren et al. --
Empathy and knowledge projection / Raymond S. Nickerson [and others] --
Empathic accuracy : its links to clinical, cognitive, developmental, social, and physiological psychology / William Ickes --
Empathic responding : sympathy and personal distress / Nancy Eisenberg and Natalie D. Eggum --
Empathy and education / Norma Deitch Feshbach and Seymour Feshbach --
Rogerian empathy in an organismic theory : a way of being / Jerold D. Bozarth --
Empathy in psychotherapy : dialogue and embodied understanding / Mathias Dekeyser [and others] --
Empathic resonance : a neuroschience perspective / Jeanne C. Watson and Leslie S. Greenberg --
Empathy, morality, and social convention : evidence from the study of psychopathy and other psychiatric disorders / R.J.R. Blair and Karina S. Blair --
Perceiving others in pain : experimental and clinical evidence on the role of empathy / Liesbet Goubert [and others] --
Neural and evolutionary perspectives on empathy / C. Sue Carter [and others] --
"Mirror, mirror, in my mind" : empathy, interpersonal competence, and the mirror neuron system / Jennifer H. Pfeifer and Mirella Dapretto --
Empathy versus personal distress : recent evidence from social neuroscience / Jean Decety and Claus Lamm --
Empathic processing : its cognitive and affective dimensions and neuroanatomical basis / Simon G. Shamay-Tsoory.
Series Title: Social neuroscience series.
Responsibility: edited by Jean Decety and William Ickes.

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