April 3, 2012

Empathy Doesn't Mix With Politics

Association for Psychological Science, Association for Psychological Science


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When we try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we do. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that we have limits: we don’t extend this projection to people who have different political views, even under extreme circumstances.

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TAGGED: Politics, Empathy