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Izotova E.I. Cognitive and behavioral representations of empathy in preschool and primary school age

Full text in Russian: Изотова Е.И. Когнитивные и поведенческие репрезентации эмпатии в дошкольном и младшем школьном возрасте
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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The paper is devoted to development of empathy in children. The particularity of social experience, cognitive and behavioral representations of empathy at different ages is considered. The results of empirical study of characteristics of empathy experience and empathetic behavior scenarios in children of preschool and primary school age (N = 154) are presented. The results prove that at preschool and primary school age the growth of amount and complexity of social experience, as well as the growth of content and differentiation of children representations of human emotions, their reasons and the ways of expression of empathy and sympathy towards different empathetic objects occur.

Keywords: empathy, social emotions, experience, sympathy, socialization, affective (emotional) decentration, emotional scripts, empathetic behavior scenario

 

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Received 22 June 2011. Date of publication: 31 October 2011.

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Izotova Elena V. Ph.D., Senior  Research Associate, Department of Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Izotova, E. I. (2011). Cognitive and behavioral representations of empathy in preschool and primary school age. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(19). Retrieved from http://psystudy.ru. 0421100116/0055. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Izotova E.I. Cognitive and behavioral representations of empathy in preschool and primary school age [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2011. N 5(19). URL: http://psystudy.ru (date of access: dd.mm.yyyy). 0421100116/0055. [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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