ERIC Number: ED101231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Empathy as a Motivator of Altruistic Behavior.
Iannotti, Ronald J.
Empathy has been hypothesized as a mediator facilitating prosocial behaviors such as altruism. Definitions and measures of empathy disagree as to the extent to which the observer's response is affective and the necessity for the observer to understand the other's point of view. A conceptualization of empathy which includes these considerations has been shown to be the best predicter of altruistic behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)