University of Silesia,
Chair of Social and Environmental Psychology, Katowice
Psychological and Pedagogical Out-Patient Clinic, Gliwice
The study sought to identify differences in empathy and expression of anger among youth with high and low risk of social exclusion. Youth at higher risk of social exclusion did not differ significantly in level of empathy from those less endangered. However, they scored higher on IRI scales: personal distress and fantasy (as measured by Mark Davis empathy questionnaire). Participants more threatened with social exclusion showed higher level of outward and lower level of inward anger than those less endangered.
Keywords: social exclusion risk, anger, empathy, youth
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Wilczyńska, A., Mazur, M. (2013). Anger and empathy and risk of social exclusion among young people. Psychologia Społeczna, 25, 191–202.