My interests focus on empathic processes (perspective taking, empathic emotion, and empathic accuracy), and their effects on social attitudes and caregiving behavior. My current research examines (a) strategies for preserving medical students' empathic reactions and reducing burnout, and (b) how a patient's stigmatizing characteristics can influence physician's interpretations of patient complaints.
- Communication, Language
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Health Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Batson, C. D., & Ahmad, N. Y. (2009). Using empathy to improve intergroup attitudes and relations. Social Issues and Policy Review, 3(1), 141-177.
- Batson, C. D., Ahmad, N., Powell, A. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2007). Prosocial motivation. In J. Shah & W. Gardner (Eds.), Handbook of Motivation Science (pp. 135-149). New York: Guilford.
- Batson, C. D., Ahmad, N., & Stocks, E. L. (2010). Four forms of prosocial motivation: Egoism, altruism, collectivism, and principlism. In D. Dunning (Ed.), Social Motivation. New York: Psychology Press.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226