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dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Raymond C. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Gregory J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yien_US
dc.contributor.authorWestbury Ingham, Raeen_US
dc.contributor.editorBoyle G.J., Saklofske D.H. and Matthews G.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis chapter reviews the major approaches to measure empathy, considers their validity and reliability, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach. Empathy is a complex multifaceted construct that is important for interpersonal relationships and social functioning in normal and pathological populations. This complexity is also reflected in the approaches used to measure empathy. The approaches can be categorized as self-report questionnaires, behavioral measures, and neuroscientific measures. Some measurement approaches focus more on the affective components of empathy, others focus more on the cognitive components, and some take a multidimensional perspective. Measures also vary according to whether they are used in clinical or medical contexts or with younger age groups. While self-report measures are the most commonly used and well-validated, behavioral and neuroscientific measures are becoming increasingly popular in research and practice.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleMeasures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPersonality, Abilities and Assessmenten_US
dc.titleMeasures of Empathy: Self-Report, Behavioral, and Neuroscientific Approachesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
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