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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105654/development-of-anti-immigrant-attitudes-in-adolescence-the-role-of-parents-peers-intergroup-friendships-and-empathy
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Marta Miklikowska
Ethnic and racial intergroup attitudes are assumed to develop due to the influence of socialization contexts. However, there is still little longitudinal evidence supporting this claim. We also know little about the relative importance of socialization contexts, the possible interplay between them as well as about the conditions and mechanisms that might underlie socialization effects. This longitudinal study of adolescents (N = 517) examined the effects of parents and peers' anti-immigrant attitudes as well as intergroup friendships on relative changes in adolescents' anti-immigrant prejudice, controlling for the effects of socioeconomic background...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095312/neural-correlates-of-babyish-adult-face-processing-in-men
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Hirokazu Doi, Minoru Morikawa, Nobuyuki Inadomi, Katsuhiko Aikawa, Masataka Uetani, Kazuyuki Shinohara
The morphological characteristics of an infant's face are collectively referred to as baby schema or babyishness. It has been well established that infant traits are implicitly projected, or overgeneralized, to adults with babyish facial features. However, few studies to date have investigated the neural underpinnings of such overgeneralization. In the present study, we addressed this issue by comparing neural activations elicited by baby-faced and mature-faced adult faces in men using fMRI. We found increased activations in clusters surrounding the bilateral insula, bilateral anterior cingulate cortex, and right inferior frontal gyrus, which have been previously linked to the processing of facial attractiveness and infant-related information...
January 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094786/two-replications-of-an-investigation-on-empathy-and-utilitarian-judgement-across-socioeconomic-status
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Sarah Babcock, Yixian Li, Vanessa M Sinclair, Clint Thomson, Lorne Campbell
Research by Côté, Piff, and Willer (2013) found that through the induction of empathy in an experimental condition, the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and utilitarian moral judgment was diminished. Participant self-reported income interacted with experimental condition such that high SES participants who empathized with a disadvantaged group member redistributed fewer experimental dollars during an online task at the losing member's expense. This suggests that lower levels of empathy could help explain utilitarian decision-making in high SES individuals...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089310/take-the-heat-a-pilot-study-on-improving-communication-with-angry-families
#4
Nicolas Delacruz, Suzanne Reed, Ansley Splinter, Amy Brown, Stacy Flowers, Nicole Verbeck, Debbie Turpening, John D Mahan
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the utility of an educational program consisting of a workshop based on the Take the HEAT communication strategy, designed specifically for addressing patients who are angry, using a novel tool to evaluate residents' skills in employing this method. METHODS: 33 first-year pediatric and internal medicine-pediatrics residents participated in the study. The workshop presented the Take the HEAT (Hear, Empathize, Apologize, Take action) strategy of communication...
December 19, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076406/the-development-and-validation-of-the-empathy-components-questionnaire-ecq
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Laurie Batchelder, Mark Brosnan, Chris Ashwin
Key research suggests that empathy is a multidimensional construct comprising of both cognitive and affective components. More recent theories and research suggest even further factors within these components of empathy, including the ability to empathize with others versus the drive towards empathizing with others. While numerous self-report measures have been developed to examine empathy, none of them currently index all of these wider components together. The aim of the present research was to develop and validate the Empathy Components Questionnaire (ECQ) to measure cognitive and affective components, as well as ability and drive components within each...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074038/iconic-photographs-and-the-ebb-and-flow-of-empathic-response-to-humanitarian-disasters
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Paul Slovic, Daniel Västfjäll, Arvid Erlandsson, Robin Gregory
The power of visual imagery is well known, enshrined in such familiar sayings as "seeing is believing" and "a picture is worth a thousand words." Iconic photos stir our emotions and transform our perspectives about life and the world in which we live. On September 2, 2015, photographs of a young Syrian child, Aylan Kurdi, lying face-down on a Turkish beach, filled the front pages of newspapers worldwide. These images brought much-needed attention to the Syrian war that had resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and created millions of refugees...
January 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072040/altered-empathy-for-psychological-and-physical-pain-in-borderline-personality-disorder
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Vera Flasbeck, Björn Enzi, Martin Brüne
Many patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience difficulties in empathizing with others and are sensitive to social exclusion. Accordingly, the authors developed a novel Social Interaction Empathy Task to examine empathy for physical and psychological pain from first- and third-person perspectives. Fifty female patients with BPD and forty-eight controls matched for age and gender were included. Alexithymia was also measured. Patients with BPD rated neutral and psychologically painful situations as more painful than healthy controls, and patients with BPD rated psychological pain as more intense in the first-person perspective than in the third-person perspective...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065894/socio-neuro-risk-factors-for-suicidal-behavior-in-criminal-offenders-with-psychotic-disorders
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Carla L Harenski, Michael Brook, David S Kosson, Juan R Bustillo, Keith A Harenski, Michael F Caldwell, Gregory J Van Rybroek, Michael Koenigs, Jean Decety, David M Thornton, Vince D Calhoun, Kent A Kiehl
Relative to the general population, individuals with psychotic disorders have a higher risk of suicide. Suicide risk is also elevated in criminal offenders. Thus, psychotic-disordered individuals with antisocial tendencies may form an especially high-risk group. We built upon prior risk analyses by examining whether neurobehavioral correlates of social cognition were associated with suicidal behavior in criminal offenders with psychotic disorders. We assessed empathic accuracy and brain structure in four groups: (i) incarcerated offenders with psychotic disorders and past suicide attempts, (ii) incarcerated offenders with psychotic disorders and no suicide attempts, (iii) incarcerated offenders without psychotic disorders and (iv) community non-offenders without psychotic disorders...
January 8, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065848/viewing-socio-affective-stimuli-increases-connectivity-within-an-extended-default-mode-network
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Martin Göttlich, Zheng Ye, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Thomas F Münte, Ulrike M Krämer
Empathy is an essential ability for prosocial behavior. Previous imaging studies identified a number of brain regions implicated in affective and cognitive aspects of empathy. In this study, we investigated the neural correlates of empathy from a network perspective using graph theory and beta-series correlations. Two independent data sets were acquired using the same paradigm that elicited empathic responses to socio-affective stimuli. One data set was used to define the network nodes and modular structure, the other data set was used to investigate the effects of emotional versus neutral stimuli on network connectivity...
January 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043026/venturing-into-the-uncanny-valley-of-mind-the-influence-of-mind-attribution-on-the-acceptance-of-human-like-characters-in-a-virtual-reality-setting
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Jan-Philipp Stein, Peter Ohler
For more than 40years, the uncanny valley model has captivated researchers from various fields of expertise. Still, explanations as to why slightly imperfect human-like characters can evoke feelings of eeriness remain the subject of controversy. Many experiments exploring the phenomenon have emphasized specific visual factors in connection to evolutionary psychological theories or an underlying categorization conflict. More recently, studies have also shifted away focus from the appearance of human-like entities, instead exploring their mental capabilities as basis for observers' discomfort...
December 30, 2016: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032270/empathic-accuracy-in-male-adolescents-with-conduct-disorder-and-higher-versus-lower-levels-of-callous-unemotional-traits
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N Martin-Key, T Brown, G Fairchild
Adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders are reported to show deficits in empathy and emotion recognition. However, prior studies have mainly used questionnaires to measure empathy or experimental paradigms that are lacking in ecological validity. We used an empathic accuracy (EA) task to study EA, emotion recognition, and affective empathy in 77 male adolescents aged 13-18 years: 37 with Conduct Disorder (CD) and 40 typically-developing controls. The CD sample was divided into higher callous-emotional traits (CD/CU+) and lower callous-unemotional traits (CD/CU-) subgroups using a median split...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019705/empathic-processes-during-nurse-consumer-conflict-situations-in-psychiatric-inpatient-units-a-qualitative-study
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Adam Gerace, Candice Oster, Deb O'Kane, Carly L Hayman, Eimear Muir-Cochrane
Empathy is a central component of nurse-consumer relationships. In the present study, we investigated how empathy is developed and maintained when there is conflict between nurses and consumers, and the ways in which empathy can be used to achieve positive outcomes. Through semistructured interviews, mental health nurses (n = 13) and consumers in recovery (n = 7) reflected on a specific conflict situation where they had experienced empathy, as well as how empathy contributed more generally to working with nurses/consumers...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018265/problematic-social-situations-for-peer-rejected-students-in-the-first-year-of-elementary-school
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Luis J Martín-Antón, María Inés Monjas, Francisco J García Bacete, Irene Jiménez-Lagares
This study examined the social situations that are problematic for peer-rejected students in the first year of elementary school. For this purpose, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted on the Taxonomy of Problematic Social Situations for Children (TOPS, Dodge et al., 1985) in 169 rejected pupils, identified from a sample of 1457 first-grade students (ages 5-7) enrolled in 62 classrooms of elementary school. For each rejected student, another student of average sociometric status of the same gender was selected at random from the same classroom (naverage = 169)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993262/-the-recognition-of-emotions-empathy-and-moral-judgment-in-the-national-mental-health-survey-in-colombia-2015
#14
Diana Matallana, Carlos Gómez-Restrepo, Paulina Ramirez, Nathalie Tamayo Martínez, Martin Rondon
BACKGROUND: Social cognition refers to the mental processes involved in social interactions. Different aspects, such as the perception of others, self-knowledge, motivation and the cultural context, can modulate empathy responses and moral judgments regarding the actions of others. The National Mental Health Survey (ENSM for its acronym in Spanish) explored aspects of social cognition such as the perception of emotions, empathy and moral judgment in situations in which another person experiences pain...
December 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993224/maternal-depression-across-the-first-years-of%C3%A2-life-impacts-the-neural-basis-of-empathy-in%C3%A2-preadolescence
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Maayan Pratt, Abraham Goldstein, Jonathan Levy, Ruth Feldman
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to maternal depression across the first years of life markedly increases children's susceptibility to psychopathology, yet no study has tested its effects on the maturation of children's social brain. METHOD: Using a birth cohort of mothers with no contextual risk (N = 1,983), families were followed at 7 time points from birth to 11 years and repeatedly assessed for maternal depression across the first 6 years to form 2 cohorts: mothers continuously depressed from birth to 6 years and controls without depression...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992278/definition-of-compassion-in-healthcare-a-systematic-literature-review
#16
Encarnación Perez-Bret, Rogelio Altisent, Javier Rocafort
AIM: To reflect on the definition of compassion and analyse the concepts encompassed by the term. BACKGROUND: A large number of authors have defined compassion, with certain nuances that differ from case to case. This raises the need for specificity in the definition of the term. DATA SOURCES: First, a systematic search was conducted of scientific databases. Second, a selection of experts were consulted and a request made to them for specific articles...
December 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988785/anxiety-in-adolescence-can-we-prevent-it
#17
A Llorca, E Malonda, P Samper
BACKGROUND: Emotions are potent modulators and motivators of the behaviour that the individual displays in the different situations they have to live and they can act as a protection factor or vulnerability of the adapted or maladaptive behaviour. This study focuses on anxiety in adolescence. OBJECTIVES: The objective is, through a longitudinal study, to analyse the psychological processes and emotions that facilitate the symptoms of anxiety and those which protect the adolescent from these symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987574/-new-choosing-wisely-recommendations-of-inappropriate-interventions-the-perspective-of-general-practioners-in-switzerland
#18
Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Oliver Senn, Thomas Rosemann
AIM: As part of the "Choosing wisely" campaign expert-driven recommendations of inappropriate interventions which lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment are being published. The aim of our work was to describe an innovative method for developing recommendations together with general practitioners (GPs) and to compare the results with the "Choosing wisely" campaign lists as well as with the Swiss "Smarter medicine" shortlist. METHODS: We asked 109 GPs who attended a medical education conference to form groups (of 5 to 7 GPs each) and develop three interventions that are relevant to their work and should be avoided...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987227/how-education-must-reawaken-empathy
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EDITORIAL
Sue Dean, Margaret McAllister
Unless you are a visiting your local general practice clinic where you may be recognised by friends and neighbours, it is unlikely that you will come away from a modern health service with the feeling of having had a warm and empathic encounter with a nurse or doctor. As a patient in an outpatient clinic, one needs to endure time that undulates between long waiting times, with single, brief and hurried encounters with clinicians. There will be complex machinery, crowds of people - other patients, visitors and hospital staff - generating noise and making demands...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986647/ideas-integrate-design-assess-and-share-a-framework-and-toolkit-of-strategies-for-the-development-of-more-effective-digital-interventions-to-change-health-behavior
#20
Sarah Ann Mummah, Thomas N Robinson, Abby C King, Christopher D Gardner, Stephen Sutton
Developing effective digital interventions to change health behavior has been a challenging goal for academics and industry players alike. Guiding intervention design using the best combination of approaches available is necessary if effective technologies are to be developed. Behavioral theory, design thinking, user-centered design, rigorous evaluation, and dissemination each have widely acknowledged merits in their application to digital health interventions. This paper introduces IDEAS, a step-by-step process for integrating these approaches to guide the development and evaluation of more effective digital interventions...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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