Paul Bloom's research while affiliated with Yale University and other places

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Researchers have long been interested in the relationship between feeling what you believe others feel?often described as empathy?and caring about the welfare of others?often described as compassion or concern. Many propose that empathy is a prerequisite for concern and is therefore the ultimate motivator of prosocial actions. To assess this hypoth...


... The authors argued that this negative side of empathy is risky for the health and well-being of people who are empathic. The questionnaire used in thePathogenic Empathy dataset consists of eight questions in total: three questions, on a scale of 1-7, are based on a previous study [49] and others, on a scale of 1-9, are prepared by the authors. The average of the responses is considered as the ground truth empathy score. ...