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The act of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and or experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.
Emotion
TDavis about six years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure empathy

TaskContrast Measure

brief symptom inventory
  • interpersonal sensitivity
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autism diagnostic observation schedule
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    theory of mind task
    • average score minus participant's score
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    User Discussion


    "Initial definition retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empathy"
    NPicchetti (about six years ago)

    Term History

    REVISION 3

    Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, also the capacity for this.

    REVISION 2

    Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it; the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner, also the capacity for this. (from merriam-webster.com)

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    Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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