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The relationship between cognitive failures and empathy

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Edwards, Mark


Cognitive empathy (or theory of mind) is the capacity to understand others’ thoughts and feelings, while affective empathy is the tendency to be affected by others’ feelings. There is evidence that successful attentional control is related to increased cognitive empathy but reduced affective empathy. Here, we investigated whether empathy relates to real-world cognitive failures, which are associated with attentional control. We examined the relationship between individual differences in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2022
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2021.111384
Access Rights: Open Access


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