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Empathy and Child Abuse Potential.
Author/s: Laura Salvioni 
Year:  2020 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 113-130 FullText PDF:  214 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2020-001008
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This paper presents a literature review concerning empathic distorsion in parents at-risk for child physical abuse. The characteristics of empathic distorsion are described starting from the analysis of the main results of the empirical studies. Particular attention is dedicated to the studies that have analysed the differences between high/low-risk parents for child phys-ical abuse. This paper aimed to support the hypothesis that high-risk parents for child phys-ical abuse show a deficit in empathy.
Keywords: Empathy, Child Abuse Potential, child physical maltreatment, risk assessment.

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