Wikis > Compassion Definitions > Vicarious Emotional Arousal
Vicarious Emotional Arousal – hardwired and evident early in life – same as above – embodying the physiological processes occurring in others.
a.k.a. affective sharing
a.k.a. emotional contagion
source: Decety J., & Meyer, M. (2008). From emotion resonance to empathic understanding: A social developmental neuroscience account. Development and Psychopathology 20, 1053-1080. doi:10.1017/S0954579408000503