This project confirms that US and UK political partisans feel less empathy for people in distress when the target person is from a political outgroup, rather than from a political ingroup or neutral target. This is partially mediated by ratings of the target's immorality. These effects were found to be stronger for liberal participants than conservative participants.

Project members

James Casey

James Casey

PhD Candidate
The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Fiona Kate Barlow

Associate Professor Fiona Kate Barlow

Australian Research Council Future Fellow
Associate Professor of Social Psychology
The University of Queensland