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"Empathy—the capacity for one person (a perceiver) to share and understand internal states of someone else (a target)—is a social bridge that allows us to connect with one another. It also drives many crucial downstream outcomes, including individual well-being (Davis, 1983; Mehrabian, 1996; Wei, Liao, Ku, & Shaffer, 2011) and prosocial behavior (Batson & Shaw, 1991)." (WEISZ )*


"The present study found that psychological well-being is positively predicted by perspective taking and negatively predicted by personal distress. In addition, neither fantasy nor empathic concern predicted psychological well-being. These findings suggest the importance of the cognitive aspect of empathy (perspective taking) for the improvement of psychological well-being. " (CHOI + 2016)

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