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Empathic responsiveness and helping behaviours in young children with Williams syndrome.

Authors
  • Plesa Skwerer, D1
  • Tager-Flusberg, H2
  • 1 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
10
Pages
1010–1019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12302
PMID: 27273174
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Findings suggest that the heightened emotional responsivity displayed by children with WS or DS does not readily translate into other forms of socially competent behaviour. The complex relations between empathy and prosocial behaviours in typical and atypical development are discussed.

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