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Published Empathy Selection Task Paper in JEP: General

The lab has published the validation paper for the Empathy Selection Task — “Empathy is hard work: People choose to avoid empathy because of its cognitive costs” — in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. This paper, co-authored with lab members Julian Scheffer and Eliana Hadjiandreou, along with Cendri Hutcherson, Amanda Ferguson, and Michael Inzlicht, develops a novel behavioral measure of empathy regulation and shows how decisions to empathize associate with and are caused by felt cognitive costs.