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Title:  Empathy and attitudes: can feeling for a member of a stigmatized group improve feelings toward the group? 
DOI or Website Link:  
doi:10.1037/0022-3514.72.1.105
Publication:  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72(1), 105–118
Authors:   
  • Batson, C. D., 
  • Polycarpou, M. P., 
  • Harmon-Jones, E., 
  • Imhoff, H. J., 
  • Mitchener, E. C., 
  • Bednar, L. L., …
  •  Highberger, L.
Date:   1997
Affiliation(s):  
Citation: 
Batson, C. D., Polycarpou, M. P., Harmon-Jones, E., Imhoff, H. J., Mitchener, E. C., Bednar, L. L., … Highberger, L. (1997). Empathy and attitudes: can feeling for a member of a stigmatized group improve feelings toward the group? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72(1), 105–118. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.72.1.105

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Mentioned in  
(WEISZ 2016)*


Abstract:   


Topic Area: (In which field / sector / perspective was this study conducted?)


Definition(How was empathy defined?)


Benefits(Were any benefits of empathy mentioned?)


Criticisms  (Were any criticisms, negative effects or risks of empathy mentioned?)


Methods(What were the methods used to train empathy?)
  •  Experiential
  • Asked to imagine life and feelings of stigmatized targets (AIDS patient, homeless person, murderer)
Target Group:  (Who participated in this study / training?)
  • Female college students

Measurements(About the assessment: How was the change in empathy measured before/after the intervention/method?) 


Result: (What was the result?)
  • More positive attitudes towards members of stigmatized group   (WEISZ 2016)*

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