Bonus assignment: 1 page defining empathy and why and where it comes out
and give rationale for it (site).
Empathy & in-group out-group memberships
NAcc-motivational. Activated when viewing someone treated unfairly and
feel revenge rather than empathy. Activated when people feel pleasure
from others feeling pain.
Affective divergence: how you interpret other’s (friends or strangers)
emotions (correctly or not).
Group formation plays role in emotion interpretation.
Speed of identifying emotion contingent on group membership.
Group membership may alter meaning/interpretation of emotion
expressions as well as response.
Affective responses to given target outcomes depend on group
membership of target.
Signal value – responses to facial expressions reflect meaning or function
of those expressions for individual perceivers.
More likely to catch on emotions of in-groups than out-groups. Example: