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Instruments of Empathy: How they measure up against Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration


Harper, AJ and Clifford, C and Burgess, JR, Instruments of Empathy: How they measure up against Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration, The Twelfth International Dabrowski Congress, 14-16 July, Calgary, Canada (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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There are many free and commercially available instruments that purport to measure empathy or constructs of empathy. This presentation will offer an analysis of a number of these, looking at the constructs within the instruments themselves and the reliability and validity testing that underpins their development. The findings from this analysis will then be assessed against Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration in an attempt to determine the degree to which empathy instruments ‘measure up’ against the dynamisms of Syntony and Empathy as outlined within Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:empathy, validity, Dabrowski, giftedness
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Personality and individual differences
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Harper, AJ (Dr Amanda Harper)
UTAS Author:Clifford, C (Dr Christine Clifford)
UTAS Author:Burgess, JR (Mr John Burgess)
ID Code:145015
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:College Office - CoSE
Deposited On:2021-06-24
Last Modified:2021-06-28

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