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Empathy and Personal Distress toward Outgroup Members, Attachment, and Traumatic National Narrative

A Comprehensive Model of Israeli Students

Sarit Alkalay, Anat Itzhak-Fishman, and Ohad Marcus

Relations between the Jewish and Arab citizens of the State of Israel are marked by both coexistence and by a conflict whose roots are deep and intractable ( Kupermintz et al. 2007 ). Previous research has found that empathy may impact the

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When Lamps Have Feelings

Empathy and Anthropomorphism Toward Inanimate Objects in Animated Films

Alyssa D. Edwards and Daniel M. Shafer

certain ways. This study explores factors that likely contribute to audience empathy toward animated, non-human characters in films. First, we review empathy and anthropomorphism literature and define both terms. Then, we describe an experiment that used

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Nurturing Empathy for a Better World

Carmen Collins and Basilio Monteiro

Empathy is a recent concept on human radar, which continues to be debated and discussed across disciplines, its understanding, implications and applications. Psychologists have been intrigued by it for over a century. The German ‘ Einfühlung ’ was

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Affect and Empathy

The Phenomenology of Perception and Spectatorship in Screen Media

Andrew J. Ball

encourage “empathic awareness” in viewers. In his article, Yifei Sun critiques the analog-contingent theories of movement put forward by Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. Sun modifies aspects of Deleuze's Cinema 1: The Movement-Image to offer a theory that

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A Moderately Pessimistic Perspective on “Cooperative Naturalism”

David Davies

is only extreme pessimists like McFee who share Fodor’s belief that the most we can get from neuroscience is an implementation model. Empathy: Its Value in Film Experience Empathy plays a central role in Smith’s account of the nature of film reception

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“Mind the Gap”

Between Movies and Mind, Affective Neuroscience, and the Philosophy of Film

Jane Stadler

the representation and expression of emotion in film. My particular interest is in the account Smith advances of the nature of emotion and its role in relation to empathy and imagination in the film experience. As Smith contends, quantitative empirical

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Triangulation Revisited

Murray Smith

's The Empathic Screen (2019) from the perspective of triangulation , the interdisciplinary framework that I introduce and defend in my Film, Art, and the Third Culture ( Smith 2020 ) (hereafter FATC ). The framework of triangulation as set out in

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Selective Empathy

Workers, Colonial Subjects, and the Affective Politics of French Romantic Socialism

Naomi J. Andrews

community. Socialists’ inconsistent empathy with various subjugated groups in the French body politic are acutely apparent when we examine their positions on key metropolitan and imperial issues during the July Monarchy, especially colonial slavery, wage

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Toward a Philosophy of Melodrama

Richard Allen

expression of sentiment, for example, the sympathy we feel for the suffering of another. Both Hume and Smith offer an expansive view of sympathy, both in conflating sympathy with what we would now call empathy and in claiming that we understand the minds of

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The iAnimal Film Series

Activating Empathy Through Virtual Reality

Holly Cecil

and ecofeminism that challenge long-held assumptions of human exceptionalism, dominionism, and speciesism. For example, Lori Gruen's scholarship on “entangled empathy” (2016) calls for new ways of perceiving nonhuman animal experience, of seeing