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ERIC Number: EJ532016
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0146-1672
"I've Been There, Too": Effect on Empathy of Prior Experience with a Need.
Batson, C. Daniel; And Others
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, v22 n5 p474-82 May 1996
Two studies tested the prediction that prior experience with a need increases empathy for those experiencing that need. In study 1, subjects (n=48) reported feelings of empathy after observing a same-sex peer endure mild electric shocks. In study 2, subjects (n=88) reported feelings of empathy after reading a transcript describing a same-sex adolescent's upsetting life experience. Discusses findings. (KW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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