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Home> Archive> 2023> Volume 13 Number 1 ( Feb. 2023)
IJSSH 2023 Vol.13(1): 1-5
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2023.V13.1110

To Explore the Influence of College Students’ Empathy Ability on Attentional Bias in Reading Process

Yang Yuxuan

Abstract—In recent years, the concept of "Empathy" has been widely studied in different fields of psychology. Reading teaching is regarded as a process of cultivating empathy to help readers better understand people's thoughts and emotions in the real world. In this study, we will further explore the relationship between reading and empathy, that is, the differences in the distribution of attention of subjects with different levels of empathy in the process of reading, supplemented by physiological data. This paper includes two studies. Study 1(Pretest Study): take Davis empathy scale and PISA reading quality test as measurement tools, and 118 college students from Southwest University as subjects to explore the relationship between reading and empathy. In Study 2, 17 subjects with high empathy level and 18 subjects with low empathy level were invited to do experiment through the screening of study 1. The attention bias of subjects with different empathy levels in reading was explored through the response time of reading text and biofeedback data. The research draws the following conclusions: (1) There is a significant correlation (positive correlation) between empathy level and reading ability. (2) Individuals with different empathy levels have different attentional bias in reading.

Index Terms—Reading, empathy, attentional bias, biofeedback.


Manuscript received June 15, 2022; revised July 16, 2022; accepted October 23, 2022.
Yang Yuxuan. Department of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
*Correspondence: 861793814@qq.com.

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Cite: Yang Yuxuan, "To Explore the Influence of College Students’ Empathy Ability on Attentional Bias in Reading Process," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2023.

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