Empathy: An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)Yawning: An involuntary deep INHALATION with the MOUTH open, often accompanied by the act of stretching.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Students, Medical: Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Theory of Mind: The ability to attribute mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, feelings, intentions, thoughts, etc.) to self and to others, allowing an individual to understand and infer behavior on the basis of the mental states. Difference or deficit in theory of mind is associated with ASPERGER SYNDROME; AUTISTIC DISORDER; and SCHIZOPHRENIA, etc.Dentist-Patient Relations: The psychological relations between the dentist and patient.Social Behavior: Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.Social Perception: The perceiving of attributes, characteristics, and behaviors of one's associates or social groups.Narcissism: A psychoanalytic term meaning self-love.Students, Premedical: Individuals enrolled in a preparatory course for medical school.Pain Insensitivity, Congenital: A syndrome characterized by indifference to PAIN despite the ability to distinguish noxious from non-noxious stimuli. Absent corneal reflexes and INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY may be associated. Familial forms with autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns of inheritance have been described. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)Altruism: Consideration and concern for others, as opposed to self-love or egoism, which can be a motivating influence.Imitative Behavior: The mimicking of the behavior of one individual by another.Nonverbal Communication: Transmission of emotions, ideas, and attitudes between individuals in ways other than the spoken language.Facial Expression: Observable changes of expression in the face in response to emotional stimuli.Professional-Patient Relations: Interactions between health personnel and patients.
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