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Empathic Concern

  • Sympathy” feeling for another person who is suffering.
    Batson (1991) and  Preston and de Waal (2002) 
    Batson, C. D. (1991). The altruism question: Toward a social-psychological answer. Hillsdale, NJ:
  • benevolent motivation 

"empathic concern captures a perceiver’s desire to alleviate a 
target’s distress (Batson, 2008)". (WEISZ 2016)*

Batson, C. D. (2008). Empathy-Induced Altruistic Motivation. Herzlyia Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology, 1–32. doi: