"empathy"

Characteristics and consequences of co-experienced positive affect: understanding the origins of social skills, social bonds, and caring, healthy communities

Although affective states are typically viewed as belonging to individuals, psychological theories have begun to emphasize collective affective states or interpersonal affective systems that emerge and resonate at the level of dyads and groups. Here, …

Emotional and Cognitive Empathy in Caregivers of People With Neurodegenerative Disease: Relationships With Caregiver Mental Health

Caregiving for a person with dementia or neurodegenerative disease is associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety. As the population ages and dementia prevalence increases worldwide, mental health problems related to dementia …

Shared emotions in shared lives: Moments of co-experienced affect, more than individually-experienced affect, linked to relationship quality

Motivated by collective emotions theories that propose emotions shared between individuals predict group level qualities, we hypothesized that co-experienced affect during interactions is associated with relationship quality, above and beyond the …

Emotion recognition and reactivity in persons with neurodegenerative disease are differentially associated with caregiver health

Background and Objectives: Motivated by the high rates of health problems found among caregivers of persons with neurodegenerative disease, we examined associations between deficits in two aspects of care recipients’ socioemotional functioning and …

Physiological linkage during shared positive and shared negative emotion

Physiological linkage refers to the degree to which peoples' physiological responses change in coordinated ways. Here, we examine whether and how physiological linkage relates to incidents of shared emotion, distinguished by valence. Past research …

Comparing two facets of emotion perception across multiple neurodegenerative diseases

Deficits in emotion perception (the ability to infer others' emotions accurately) can occur as a result of neurodegeneration. It remains unclear how different neurodegenerative diseases affect different forms of emotion perception. The present study …

Behavioral indices of positivity resonance associated with long-term marital satisfaction.

Positivity resonance—defined as a synthesis of shared positive affect, mutual care and concern, plus behavioral and biological synchrony—is theorized to contribute to a host of positive outcomes, including relationship satisfaction. The current study …

Empathic accuracy deficits in patients with neurodegenerative disease: Association with caregiver depression

Objectives: To investigate whether deficits in empathic accuracy (i.e., ability to recognize emotion in others) in patients with neurodegenerative disease are associated with greater depression in their caregivers. Design: Two cross-sectional …

Emotion

INTRODUCTION Emotion has historically played a central role in psychophysiological research, with rich traditions focusing on both central and peripheral nervous system measures. A central tenet of most functionalist/evolutionary theories is that …