Jean Decety

Jean Decety is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is the coeditor of The Social Neuroscience of Empathy (MIT Press, 2007).

Books by this Editor

From Bench to Bedside
Edited By Jean Decety
There are many reasons for scholars to investigate empathy. Empathy plays a crucial role in human social interaction at all stages of life; it is thought to help motivate positive social behavior, inhibit aggression, and provide the affective and motivational bases for moral development; it is a necessary component of psychotherapy and patient-physician interactions. This volume covers a wide...
A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Edited By Jean Decety, Thalia Wheatley
Over the past decade, an explosion of empirical research in a variety of fields has allowed us to understand human moral sensibility as a sophisticated integration of cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms shaped through evolution, development, and culture. Evolutionary biologists have shown that moral cognition evolved to aid cooperation; developmental psychologists have demonstrated...

Journal Articles by this Author

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume 24, Issue 6 (June 2012)
By Yawei Cheng, Shin-Yi Lee, Hsin-Yu Chen, Ping-Yao Wang, Jean Decety