Attentional mechanisms in the generation of sympathy

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Stephan Dickert; Paul Slovic;
  • Publisher: Society for Judgment and Decision Making
  • Journal: Judgment and Decision Making, volume 4, issue 4 June, pages 297-306 (issn: 1930-2975)
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  • Subject: emotions | Psychology | HB71-74 | emotions, attention, pro-social behavior. | BF1-990 | Economics as a science | attention | pro-social behavior.NAKeywords

Empathic responses, such as sympathy towards others, are a key ingredient in the decision to provide help to those in need. The determinants of empathic responses are usually thought to be the vividness, similarity, and proximity of the victim. However, recent research ... View more
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