Nature of Emotions 11 30 09

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Nature of Emotions 11 30 09 survey #92 Empathy and Altruism continued First hypothesis o “empathetic distress is unpleasant and helping the victim is usually the best way to get rid of the source” Concretely o Leave a room where someone is suffering o Turning your eyes away Daniel Batson o Experiment A mock subject is given fake electric shocks and pretends to suffer Subjects are given the opportunity to take the place of the mock subject Subjects’ empathy is manipulated by the experimenter In one condition it is easy to leave and the other it is not easy to leave o Result When people’s empathy is increased by some manipulation, subjects are
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course HPS 0625 taught by Professor Macheray during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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