publication . Article . 2011

Cognitive and Emotional Empathy in Alcohol-Dependent Patients (ADs): a Review of the Literature

Dethier, Marie; Douws, Laetitia; Blairy, Sylvie;
Open Access French
  • Published: 01 Jun 2011
  • Country: Belgium
The purpose of this article is to assert the current state of the scientific literature on the issues regarding empathy in alcohol-dependents patients (ADs). We will first explain what the term « empathy » covers and the distinction made between cognitive and emotional empathy. We will describe then the different studies that got interested in the capacities for empathy in ADs patients. These studies concern predominantly one precise aspect of cognitive empathy: the capacity to infer an emotional state on the basis of emotional facial expressions (EFEs). Up to now, the other domain of cognitive empathy –the decoding of affective prosody and of nonverbal mulimoda...
free text keywords: alcohol-dependence, empathy, emotional facial expression, interpersonal relationship, : Treatment & clinical psychology [Social & behavioral sciences, psychology], : Traitement & psychologie clinique [Sciences sociales & comportementales, psychologie]
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