Psychology of Empathy: New Research


Christina Edwards (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Empathy has been identified as a necessary capability to facilitate effective interpersonal interaction in social settings. As a sophisticated set of skills that are integrated into communication (Arnold, 2005), empathy represents one of the fundamental forms of human expression facilitating the development of social behaviour. This book provides new research on the psychology of empathy. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Understanding Empathy in On-Line Learning Environments
Wayne Duncan and Margaret Walshaw (Northern Southland College, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 2. Cognitive and Affective Components of Empathy and their Relationship with Anxiety and Depression
Usue Echeveste, Jone Aliri and Arantxa Gorostiaga (Social Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Methods, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain)

Chapter 3. Empathy and Emotion Recognition in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease: A Study Using Event-Related Potentials
Daniel Serrani (Department of Psychology, National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina)

Chapter 4. Extracting Empathy from Related Constructs: Historical, Theoretical, and Empirical Support
Conrad Baldner and Jared J. McGinley (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Can Empathy Make Therapists Sick? The Role of Empathy and Coping in Secondary Trauma in Trauma Therapists
Tamara Thomsen, Katja Püttker and Julia Weberling (University of Hildesheim, Germany, and others)

Chapter 6. Oxytocin as a Treatment Option in Right Hemisphere Stroke
Charltien Long and Argye E. Hillis (Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and others)


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