Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2014
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Anthropology
      Applied psychology
      Behavior
      Bioethics
      Biology and life sciences
      Cognition
      Cognitive psychology
      Cognitive science
      Decision analysis
      Decision making
      Emotions
      Engineering and technology
      Experimental psychology
      Human performance
      Management engineering
      Medical ethics
      Medicine and health sciences
      Neuroscience
      Philanthropic funding of science
      Psychological anthropology
      Psychology
      Research Article
      Research funding
      Sanctity of life
      Science policy
      Social psychology
      Social research
      Social sciences
      Social theory
      Social welfare
      Sociology
    • Abstract:
      Charitable giving in 2013 exceeded $300 billion, but why do we respond to some life-saving causes while ignoring others? In our first two studies, we demonstrated that valuation of lives is associated with affective feelings (self-reported and psychophysiological) and that a decline in compassion may begin with the second endangered life. In Study 3, this fading of compassion was reversed by describing multiple lives in a more unitary fashion. Study 4 extended our findings to loss-frame scenarios. Our capacity to feel sympathy for people in need appears limited, and this form of compassion fatigue can lead to apathy and inaction, consistent with what is seen repeatedly in response to many large-scale human and environmental catastrophes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      19326203
    • Accession Number:
      96860443
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VÄSTFJÄLL, D. et al. Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need. PLoS ONE, [s. l.], v. 9, n. 6, p. 1, 2014. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Västfjäll D, Slovic P, Mayorga M, Peters E. Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(6):1. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443
    • APA:
      Västfjäll, D., Slovic, P., Mayorga, M., & Peters, E. (2014). Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need. PLoS ONE, 9(6), 1.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Västfjäll, Daniel, Paul Slovic, Marcus Mayorga, and Ellen Peters. 2014. “Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need.” PLoS ONE 9 (6): 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443.
    • Harvard:
      Västfjäll, D. et al. (2014) ‘Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need’, PLoS ONE, 9(6), p. 1. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443 (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Västfjäll, D, Slovic, P, Mayorga, M & Peters, E 2014, ‘Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need’, PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 6, p. 1, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Västfjäll, Daniel, et al. “Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need.” PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 6, June 2014, p. 1. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Västfjäll, Daniel, Paul Slovic, Marcus Mayorga, and Ellen Peters. “Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need.” PLoS ONE 9, no. 6 (June 2014): 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Västfjäll D, Slovic P, Mayorga M, Peters E. Compassion Fade: Affect and Charity Are Greatest for a Single Child in Need. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2014 Jun [cited 2020 Aug 9];9(6):1. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=96860443