Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2014/Altruism and empathy

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related links[edit source]

Hello there,you might find this link to a previous chapter on empathy: Empathy: How and why we empathise. Part of my book chapter also relates to empathy so I came across this and found that I could potentially link my work to some of the concepts presented. Good luck :) U3084402 (discusscontribs) 06:44, 12 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

resource[edit source]

Hi , you may have already read this one but I have referred to it in my chapter on motivation and collective action(although it isn't up yet). It is a good experimental article which can be hard to find sometimes and might help "Empathy,Attitudes and Action: Can Feeling for a Member of a Stigmatized Group Motivate One to Help the Group?" - C Daniel Batson,Johee Chang, Ryan Orr and Jennifer Rowland

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Altruism can be described as the motivational state in which the ultimate goal is to increase anothers welfare (Batson, 2010) (1Kristina1 (discusscontribs)

Theorists have suggested an empathy-altruism hypothesis which argues that empathetic concern for another person is what produces altruistic motivation (Batson, 2010). This concern generates an undesirable state of tension, and altruistic behaviours work to relieve this tension and satisfy a motivational need (Batson, 2010) Research suggests that benefits for the individual performing the empathy-induced motivational behaviours include; a reduction of cognitive tension and empathetic concern, avoidance of possible social and self-punishment by performing these behaviours, and seeking and gaining social and self-rewards (Batson, 2010). Therefore, theorists who support the empathy-altruism hypothesis suggest that the empathy-inducing motivational need enables the helper to reduce aversive cognitive arousal, avoid punishment and gain reward (Batson, 2010) (1Kristina1 (discusscontribs)

Hi Jessie! Here's a great referencing website for the table referencing for your page :) - u3084014

Batson, D. (2010). Empathy-induced altruistic motivation [Draft Chapter]. Inaugural Herzliya Symposium: Prosocial Motives, Emotions, And Behavior: The Better Angels Of Our Nature (2008 March, 24-27) pp.15-34. Retrieved from (1Kristina1 (discusscontribs)

See also section[edit source]

Hi, I am also doing an empathy related topic

I've been working on me "See also" internal links section and I thought that my findings might be useful to you too.

You may want to add my page in and there is also someone doing compassion and empathy this year

There are also two other empathy pages I have found from previous years

minor edit[edit source]

Hi! Just letting you know that I did a minor edit in your reference list. I just made the journal article names in italics in line with APA :) --U3072703 (discusscontribs) 22:29, 25 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Overall, this is a good presentation. Well done!

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The structure is good, with a nice flow throughout. Theory and research are well integrated. Introductory and concluding slides would have been useful. The introductory slide could have outlined the content and defined the question/s being answered.

Communication[edit source]

The voice-over is well-paced, with appropriate expression and pauses between sentences and slides. The use of quotes etc. towards the beginning of the presentation is a good idea, however it would be better to also include some information on the slides to re-enforce the information provided by the voice-over. Try to use dot points instead of paragraphs. Use of illustrative examples would be beneficial.

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  1. Overall, this is an excellent chapter. For more feedback, see my copyedits and comments below.

Theory[edit source]

  1. Theory is well covered.

Research[edit source]

  1. Research is quite well covered, but could be described in more detail.
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