Fred Duong

Fred Duong
Northeastern University | NEU · Department of Psychology

Master of Arts

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Conceptual flaws can undermine even rigorous test development efforts, especially in the broad empathy and social cognition domains, which are characterized by measure proliferation and inconsistently used construct terms. We discuss these issues, focusing on a new instrument of "mentalizing" as a case study. Across several studies, Clutterbuck et...
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Objectives To explore what undergraduates, community members, oncology patients, and physicians consider empathic behavior in a physician. Methods 150 undergraduates, 152 community members, 95 physicians, and 89 oncology patients rated 49 hypothetical physician behaviors for how well they fit their personal definition of physician empathy. Dimensi...
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The term "empathy" is popular, yet fuzzy. How laypeople define it has not been investigated. In Study 1, we analyzed 99 participants' free narratives describing their personal definition, and in Study 1 (N = 191) and Study 2 (N = 351), we asked participants to rate a list of specific behaviors and tendencies for how well each one matched their pers...
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Third-party punishment occurs when a perpetrator of a transgression is punished by another person who was not directly affected by the transgression (i.e. a third-party). Given gratitude’s demonstrated ability to enhance both cooperation and the value people place on future-rewards, its capacity to increase third-party punishment – a phenomenon the...
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Gratitude has traditionally been linked to behaviors involving the exchange of economic or social resources. As such, it motivates people to repay debts to benefactors. However, given its emerging links to self-control – itself a necessary factor for repaying debts – the possibility arises that gratitude might enhance other virtues unrelated to exc...
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Gratitude has been linked to behaviors involving the exchange of resources. As such, it motivates people to repay debts to benefactors. However, given its links to self-control – itself a necessary factor for repaying debts – the possibility arises that gratitude might enhance other virtues unrelated to exchange that depend on an ability to resist...
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Meditation has been advocated as a mental practice designed to reduce suffering and increase virtuous behavior. Although it has been previously linked to altruistic acts, its ability to reduce aggression and related retributive behaviors remains open to question. Here we report on an experiment in which participants were randomly assigned to a mind...

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