Concepts and Evaluation of Psychological Models of Empathy



Professorship/Faculty: Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre ; Lehrstuhl für Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik 
Author(s): Enz, Sibylle; Zoll, Carsten; Diruf, Martin
Alternative Title: Concepts and Evaluation of Psychological Models of Empathy
Corporate Body: AAMAS - International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2009
Pages / Size: 7 S.
Language(s): English
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus-2078
Document Type: Preprint
Abstract: 
This paper provides an overview over contemporary empathy research, including concepts and definitions as well as descriptions of empathic processes and outcomes. Based on these theoretical foundations, three different approaches to model empathy are described: a low-level computational approach, an OCC-based approach, and an empathy model inspired by PSI, a general psychological theory of psychic functioning. Ideas on how these models could be implemented in agents are discussed and preliminary efforts to evaluate the plausibility and believability of the empathic processes and outcomes are drafted.
Keywords: Empathie, Psychologische Modellierung, Evaluation, Empathy, Psychological Modeling, Evaluation, Empathie, Psychologische Modellierung, Evaluation, Empathy, Psychological Modeling,
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology 
RVK Classification: CP 4000   
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/174
Release Date: 19. April 2012

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