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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909382/gender-differences-in-empathic-sadness-towards-persons-of-the-same-versus-other-sex-during-adolescence
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Suzannah Stuijfzand, Minet De Wied, Maaike Kempes, Jolien Van de Graaff, Susan Branje, Wim Meeus
Although gender differences in affective empathy are well established, evidence of gender differences in the development of affective empathy is inconsistent. Consideration of same-sex versus other-sex affective empathy may assist in elucidating these inconsistencies. Gender differences were investigated in the experience of empathic sadness towards same- versus other-sex targets. The relationships were studied cross-sectionally (N = 730) and longitudinally (N = 318) with Dutch adolescents using the empathic sadness scale of the Index of Empathy for Children and Adolescents (IECA; Bryant 1982)...
2016: Sex Roles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909179/disclosure-recipients-social-reactions-to-victims-disclosures-of-intimate-partner-violence
#2
Katie M Edwards, Christina M Dardis
Prior research indicates that victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) are most likely to disclose their victimization experiences to an informal support (e.g., friend, family), and that IPV disclosures are often met with both positive (e.g., empathic support) and negative (e.g., victim blame) reactions. However, research on social reactions to disclosure largely has neglected the perspectives of disclosure recipients. Guided by the attribution framework, the current study extends prior research by assessing factors (i...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905202/care-in-subsequent-pregnancies-following-stillbirth-an-international-survey-of-parents
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A M Wojcieszek, F M Boyle, J M Belizán, J Cassidy, P Cassidy, Jjhm Erwich, L Farrales, M M Gross, Aep Heazell, S H Leisher, T Mills, M Murphy, K Pettersson, C Ravaldi, J Ruidiaz, D Siassakos, R M Silver, C Storey, A Vannacci, P Middleton, D Ellwood, V Flenady
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of additional care, and parents' perceptions of quality, respectful care, in pregnancies subsequent to stillbirth. DESIGN: Multi-language web-based survey. SETTING: International. POPULATION: A total of 2716 parents, from 40 high- and middle-income countries. METHODS: Data were obtained from a broader survey of parents' experiences following stillbirth. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and stratified by geographic region...
November 30, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884917/managing-barriers-to-empathy-in-the-clinical-encounter-a-qualitative-interview-study-with-gps
#4
Frans Awm Derksen, Tim C Olde Hartman, Jozien M Bensing, Antoine Lm Lagro-Janssen
BACKGROUND: Current daily general practice has become increasingly technical and somatically oriented (where attention to patients' feelings is decreased) due to an increase in protocol-based guidelines. Priorities in GP-patient communication have shifted from a focus on listening and empathy to task-oriented communication. AIM: To explore what barriers GPs experience when applying empathy in daily practice, and how these barriers are managed. DESIGN AND SETTING: Thirty Dutch GPs with sufficient heterogeneity in sex, age, type of practice, and rural or urban setting were interviewed...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876343/implications-of-the-idea-of-neurodiversity-for-understanding-the-origins-of-developmental-disorders
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REVIEW
Nobuo Masataka
Neurodiversity, a term initially used mostly by civil and human rights movements since the 1990s, refers to the notion that cognitive as well as emotional properties characteristic of developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are not necessarily deficits, but fall within normal behavioural variations exhibited by humans. The purpose of the present article is to examine the relevance of this notion to scientific research on ASD. On the assumption that one crucial survival advantage of intelligent activity is vigilance toward dangers in the external world, and such vigilance must work in the social domain as well as in the non-social domain, the author argues that the pattern of operation of an individual person's mind can be categorized according to the domain toward which that individual is more oriented...
November 9, 2016: Physics of Life Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870403/sex-differences-in-social-cognition-the-case-of-face-processing
#6
Alice Mado Proverbio
Several studies have demonstrated that women show a greater interest for social information and empathic attitude than men. This article reviews studies on sex differences in the brain, with particular reference to how males and females process faces and facial expressions, social interactions, pain of others, infant faces, faces in things (pareidolia phenomenon), opposite-sex faces, humans vs. landscapes, incongruent behavior, motor actions, biological motion, erotic pictures, and emotional information. Sex differences in oxytocin-based attachment response and emotional memory are also mentioned...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869506/testing-a-model-of-functional-impairment-in-telephone-crisis-support-workers
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Taneile A Kitchingman, Coralie J Wilson, Peter Caputi, Ian Wilson, Alan Woodward
BACKGROUND: It is well known that helping professionals experience functional impairment related to elevated symptoms of psychological distress as a result of frequent empathic engagement with distressed others. Whether telephone crisis support workers are impacted in a similar way is not currently reported in the literature. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of factors contributing to functional impairment in telephone crisis support workers...
November 21, 2016: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867258/principle-of-care-and-giving-to-help-people-in-need
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René Bekkers, Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm
Theories of moral development posit that an internalized moral value that one should help those in need-the principle of care-evokes helping behaviour in situations where empathic concern does not. Examples of such situations are helping behaviours that involve cognitive deliberation and planning, that benefit others who are known only in the abstract, and who are out-group members. Charitable giving to help people in need is an important helping behaviour that has these characteristics. Therefore we hypothesized that the principle of care would be positively associated with charitable giving to help people in need, and that the principle of care would mediate the empathic concern-giving relationship...
May 2016: European Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861503/development-and-application-of-a-test-for-food-induced-emotions
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Uwe Geier, Arndt Büssing, Pamela Kruse, Ramona Greiner, Kirsten Buchecker
This study aimed to develop a test to measure food-induced emotions suitable for stable food and beverages. All of the experiments were conducted under the conditions of a consumer sensory evaluation according to German standard DIN 10974. Test development included descriptors' derivation and factor analysis as well as a comparison between the new test (empathic food test, EFT) and a hedonic sensory test and an unspecific psychological test, known as a multidimensional mood questionnaire (MDMQ). Nineteen sensory experts derived twelve items using free-choice profiling...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855422/global-and-public-mental-health-promotion-for-empathic-civilisation-the-role-of-political-psychocultures
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Miro Jakovljevic, Zoran Tomic
This article draws attention to the relationship between neuroethics, neuropolitics, political psycho-cultures and public and global mental health. In the hegemonic culture of neoliberalism the purpose of life has been reduced to the self-realization in economic and consumerism terms that promotes the hypercompetitive narcissistic or manic self, indifferent to the fate and suffering of others and accommodated to commodification of morals, mental health and well-being. The real public and global mental health promotion is strongly associated with creating a more empathic, less selfish individual and collective mind where people put a greater emphasis on common interests and bioethical values...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855418/public-and-global-mental-health-promotion-for-empathic-civilisation-a-new-goal-of-psychiatria-danubina
#11
Miro Jakovljevic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825924/the-roots-of-empathy-through-the-lens-of-rodent-models
#12
REVIEW
K Z Meyza, I Bartal Ben-Ami, M H Monfils, J B Panksepp, E Knapska
Empathy is a phenomenon often considered dependent on higher-order emotional control and an ability to relate to the emotional state of others. It is, by many, attributed only to species having well-developed cortical circuits capable of performing such complex tasks. However, over the years, a wealth of data has been accumulated showing that rodents are capable not only of sharing emotional states of their conspecifics, but also of prosocial behavior driven by such shared experiences. The study of rodent empathic behaviors is only now becoming an independent research field...
November 4, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822786/does-a-rat-release-a-soaked-conspecific-due-to-empathy
#13
Lindsay P Schwartz, Alan Silberberg, Anna H Casey, David N Kearns, Burton Slotnick
In Experiment 1, rats choosing in an E maze preferred to release a rat standing in a pool of water to dry ground over a rat already standing on dry ground. Five additional experiments showed that the choosing rat's preference for releasing the wet rat was maintained by two separable outcomes: (1) the social contact offered by the released rat and (2) the reinforcing value of proximity to a pool of water. These results call into question Sato et al.'s (Anim Cogn 18:1039-1047, 2015) claim to have demonstrated that a rat's releasing of a wet rat to dry ground is empathically motivated...
November 7, 2016: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819463/moderate-baseline-vagal-tone-predicts-greater-prosociality-in-children
#14
Jonas G Miller, Sarah Kahle, Paul D Hastings
Vagal tone is widely believed to be an important physiological aspect of emotion regulation and associated positive behaviors. However, there is inconsistent evidence for relations between children's baseline vagal tone and their helpful or prosocial responses to others (Hastings & Miller, 2014). Recent work in adults suggests a quadratic association (inverted U-shape curve) between baseline vagal tone and prosociality (Kogan et al., 2014). The present research examined whether this nonlinear association was evident in children...
November 7, 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819209/how-should-realism-and-hope-be-combined-in-physician-patient-communication-at-the-end-of-life-an-online-focus-group-study-among-participants-with-and-without-a-muslim-background
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Mariska G Oosterveld-Vlug, Anneke L Francke, H Roeline W Pasman, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
OBJECTIVE: Maintaining false hope may result in prolonged curative aggressive treatments until the very last stage of life. In this study, we sought to explore how people think that realistic and hopeful information should best be combined in physician-patient communications at the end of life. METHOD: During a period of 15 days, participants of five online focus groups (OFGs) could log in onto a closed discussion site and offer responses to several topics. A variety of people participated: patients, older people, relatives, and healthcare professionals with and without a Muslim background...
November 7, 2016: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803206/effect-of-a-person-centered-course-on-the-empathic-ability-of-dental-students
#16
Julien Rosenzweig, Alessandra Blaizot, Nancie Cougot, Estelle Pegon-Machat, Olivier Hamel, Nareg Apelian, Christophe Bedos, Maria-Teresa Munoz-Sastre, Jean-Noel Vergnes
Person-centered or patient-centered care (PCC) focuses on the individual's needs and concerns. Although PCC is widely acknowledged as a core value of modern medicine, there has been a lack of research on how dental curricula could engage future dentists in PCC approaches. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a PCC course on empathy in dental students. A controlled study was conducted with fourth-year dental students in four dental faculties in France in 2014-15. The test group (n=63) received 20 hours of PCC training including arts-based approaches, narrative dentistry activities, and workshops on communication based on the Calgary-Cambridge guide...
November 2016: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796726/empathizing-with-patients-the-role-of-interaction-and-narratives-in-providing-better-patient-care
#17
EDITORIAL
Carter Hardy
Recent studies have revealed a drop in the ability of physicians to empathize with their patients. It is argued that empathy training needs to be provided to both medical students and physicians in order to improve patient care. While it may be true that empathy would lead to better patient care, it is important that the right theory of empathy is being encouraged. This paper examines and critiques the prominent explanation of empathy being used in medicine. Focusing on the component of empathy that allows us to understand others, it is argued that this understanding is accomplished through a simulation...
October 28, 2016: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790164/changing-conspiracy-beliefs-through-rationality-and-ridiculing
#18
Gábor Orosz, Péter Krekó, Benedek Paskuj, István Tóth-Király, Beáta Bőthe, Christine Roland-Lévy
Conspiracy theory (CT) beliefs can be harmful. How is it possible to reduce them effectively? Three reduction strategies were tested in an online experiment using general and well-known CT beliefs on a comprehensive randomly assigned Hungarian sample (N = 813): exposing rational counter CT arguments, ridiculing those who hold CT beliefs, and empathizing with the targets of CT beliefs. Several relevant individual differences were measured. Rational and ridiculing arguments were effective in reducing CT, whereas empathizing with the targets of CTs had no effect...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776897/measurement-of-parent-satisfaction-in-the-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-equivalence-for-the-french-speaking-version-of-the-empathic-65-questionnaire
#19
Chantal Grandjean, Jos M Latour, Jacques Cotting, Marie-Christine Fazan, Stéphane Leteurtre, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet
INTRODUCTION: Within paediatric intensive care units (PICUs), only a few parent satisfaction instruments are validated and none are available for French-speaking parents. The aims of the study were to translate and culturally adapt the Dutch EMPATHIC-65 questionnaire into a French version and to test its psychometric equivalence. METHODS: Two French-speaking PICUs in Switzerland and France participated. The questionnaire was translated using a standardised method and parents with PICU experience were interviewed to assess clarity of the translated version...
October 21, 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769812/comorbid-chronic-pain-and-depression-patient-perspectives-on-empathy
#20
Elizabeth A Sternke, Kathleen Abrahamson, Matthew J Bair
Clinician empathy is a well-documented component of effective patient/provider communication. Evidence surrounding the association between patient perspectives on clinician empathy and perception of pain management is currently limited, particularly among patients with chronic pain and depression. The aim of this study was to analyze patients' perspectives on the emergent theme of empathy and describe how patients construct their experiences and expectations surrounding empathic interactions. A secondary analysis of focus group data was designed using grounded theory methodology...
October 18, 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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