Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: Sympathy, empathy, and the stream of consciousness.
Source: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 1988 Jun, 1988. 18 (2): p.169-195
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States Empathy Sympathy Cognitions
Added Keywords: sympathy & empathy, stream of consciousness, adults
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Defines concepts of sympathy and empathy and analyzes them in terms of the relative awareness and perceptions of the participants. The concept of reflective awareness is outlined, along with the idea that all durational segments of an adult's stream of consciousness have at least the potential to be an intentional object of direct (reflective) awareness. A distinction is made between the activity of either empathizing or sympathizing and the stream of consciousness that flows during the activity in the empathizer's or sympathizer's psychical apparatus. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)