Title

Disclosure of Childhood Trauma on Empathy and Sex

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study aimed to look at levels of empathy for a defendant with a disclosure of childhood trauma. We hypothesized that female participants would be more likely to feel higher levels of empathy toward a defendant with a disclosure of childhood trauma. Participants ( N = 40) were randomly assigned to read one of two scenarios and answer a hypothetical question meant to determine levels of empathy felt. Each scenario contained general information about a defendant being charged with an Assault IV for getting into a fight with another person. One scenario contained a disclosure of childhood trauma and the other did not mention any trauma. Results will be analyzed using a 2 X 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications and results of the findings will be discussed.

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Disclosure of Childhood Trauma on Empathy and Sex

WUC Pacific Room

This study aimed to look at levels of empathy for a defendant with a disclosure of childhood trauma. We hypothesized that female participants would be more likely to feel higher levels of empathy toward a defendant with a disclosure of childhood trauma. Participants ( N = 40) were randomly assigned to read one of two scenarios and answer a hypothetical question meant to determine levels of empathy felt. Each scenario contained general information about a defendant being charged with an Assault IV for getting into a fight with another person. One scenario contained a disclosure of childhood trauma and the other did not mention any trauma. Results will be analyzed using a 2 X 2 Analysis of Variance. Implications and results of the findings will be discussed.