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Pro-sociality without empathy.

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Empathy, the capacity to recognize and share feelings experienced by another individual, is an important trait in humans, but is not the same as pro-sociality, the tendency to behave so as to benefit another individual. Given the importance of understanding empathy's evolutionary emergence, it is unsurprising that many studies attempt to find evidence for it in other species. To address the question of what should constitute evidence for empathy, we offer a critical comparison of two recent s...

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10.1098/rsbl.2012.0554

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Biology letters
Volume:
8
Issue:
6
Pages:
910-912
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
URN:
uuid:9e04b6ad-111c-4b97-9188-641237ffa0ac
Source identifiers:
366955
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pubs:366955

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