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Sambandet mellan emotionell empati, ångest och frontallobsfunktioner

Alfredsson, Emma and Nilsson, Maria (2003)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between emotional empathy, anxiety and frontal lobe functions. An experimental design was used in which two different groups; students (N = 54) studying law and medicine, participated by filling out two forms regarding state-trait anxiety (STAI, Y1 & Y2) and emotional empathy (QMEE) and executing five different neuropsychological test measuring frontal lobe functions; FAS, TMT, CWT, Digit Symbol and Digit Span (WAIS-RS). A positive correlation between trait anxiety and emotional empathy was found, and both forms of anxiety plus emotional empathy correlated negatively with Digit Span. Therefore we conclude that there is a positive correlation between ventromedial prefrontal functions... (More)
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between emotional empathy, anxiety and frontal lobe functions. An experimental design was used in which two different groups; students (N = 54) studying law and medicine, participated by filling out two forms regarding state-trait anxiety (STAI, Y1 & Y2) and emotional empathy (QMEE) and executing five different neuropsychological test measuring frontal lobe functions; FAS, TMT, CWT, Digit Symbol and Digit Span (WAIS-RS). A positive correlation between trait anxiety and emotional empathy was found, and both forms of anxiety plus emotional empathy correlated negatively with Digit Span. Therefore we conclude that there is a positive correlation between ventromedial prefrontal functions such as emotional empathy and anxiety. Furthermore, there is a negative correlation between these functions and those which are monitored dorsolaterally, such as attention. Law students and medicine students differentiate significantly only on the TMT, while men and women distinguish significantly on emotional empathy, FAS and Digit Span. Keywords: Emotional Empathy, Anxiety, Frontal Lobes Functions (Less)
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author
Alfredsson, Emma and Nilsson, Maria
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organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1356327
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between emotional empathy, anxiety and frontal lobe functions. An experimental design was used in which two different groups; students (N = 54) studying law and medicine, participated by filling out two forms regarding state-trait anxiety (STAI, Y1 & Y2) and emotional empathy (QMEE) and executing five different neuropsychological test measuring frontal lobe functions; FAS, TMT, CWT, Digit Symbol and Digit Span (WAIS-RS). A positive correlation between trait anxiety and emotional empathy was found, and both forms of anxiety plus emotional empathy correlated negatively with Digit Span. Therefore we conclude that there is a positive correlation between ventromedial prefrontal functions such as emotional empathy and anxiety. Furthermore, there is a negative correlation between these functions and those which are monitored dorsolaterally, such as attention. Law students and medicine students differentiate significantly only on the TMT, while men and women distinguish significantly on emotional empathy, FAS and Digit Span. Keywords: Emotional Empathy, Anxiety, Frontal Lobes Functions},
  author       = {Alfredsson, Emma and Nilsson, Maria},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sambandet mellan emotionell empati, ångest och frontallobsfunktioner},
  year         = {2003},
}