Having "been there" doesn't mean I care: when prior experience reduces compassion for emotional distress
Journal of personality and social psychology, Volume 108, Issue 4, 2015, Pages 610-622.
The current research found that participants who had previously endured an emotionally distressing event (e.g., bullying) more harshly evaluated another person's failure to endure a similar distressing event compared with participants with no experience enduring the event or those currently enduring the event. These effects emerged for na...More
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