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    Davis, Elizabeth A. 2003. Prompting Middle School Science Students for Productive Reflection: Generic and Directed Prompts. Journal of the Learning Sciences, Vol. 12, Issue. 1, p. 91.


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Too early for a neuropsychology of empathy

  • Hank Davis (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X02340019
  • Published online: 01 February 2002
Abstract

To date, a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship has done little to clarify either the why or the how of empathy. Preston & de Waal (P&deW) attempt to remedy this, although it remains unclear whether empathy consists of two discrete processes, or whether a perceptual and motor component are joined in some sort of behavioral inevitability. Although it is appealing to offer a neuroanatomy of empathy, the present level of neuropsychology may not support such reductionism.

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