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Two types of empathy elicit different health effects, Penn psychologist shows


May 24, 2017

Research led by a University of Pennsylvania (Penn) psychologist finds that our bodies respond differently depending on the perspective we take when helping someone who is suffering. Stepping into the perspective of the suffering person leads to a health-threatening physiological response, while reflecting on how the suffering person might feel leads to a health-promoting response. Full Story

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