Israelashvili, Disa A.Sauter, Agneta H.Fischer
emotions becomes less accurate when having had similar negative experiences.
distress evoked by a negative story inhibits recognition of the
instructed to take another's perspective does not help to recognize emotions
"Findings showed that perceivers who have had a negative life experience
similar to the emotional event described in the video felt greater
personal distress after watching the video, which in part explained
their reduced accuracy. These results provide the first demonstration
that spontaneous empathy, evoked by similarity in negative experiences,
may inhibit rather than increase our understanding of others' emotions."
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