Measuring Compassion

Neuro-affective Model of Compassion
Relationship Variables
self/other overlap, closeness

Situational Variables (e.g., maternal experience, other forms of interdependence)

Caregiving Motivation
(e.g., compassion, empathy)

Stress Regulation
(e.g.,cardiovascular, hormonal recovery)

Cues for Helping
(e.g., baby crying, need)

Extrinisc Motivation
(e.g., Self-serving, coerced,

Helping Behavior

obligation)

Individual Differences Variables
efficacy, safety attachment style

Neuro-affective Model of Compassion
Relationship Variables
self/other overlap, closeness— OXYTOCIN, mOFC-hypothalamus

Situational Variables (e.g., maternal experience, other forms of interdependence) PREGNANCY HORMONES, PARENTAL STATUS, Fosprotein synthesis in MPOA, BEHAVIORAL SYNCHRONY

Caregiving Motivation Cues for Helping
(e.g., baby crying, need) Cortisol, Amygdala, ACC, mOFC

Stress Regulation
(e.g.,cardiovascular, hormonal recovery)

(e.g., compassion, empathy) CORT recovery, Cardiovascular recovery, Immun & Inflammation ACC, Insula, VP, hypothalamus,

Synchronized OT and Progesterone

Extrinisc Motivation
(e.g., Self-serving, coerced,

Individual Differences Variables
efficacy, safety attachment style Habenula, Vagal tone

obligation) DLPFC—Amygdala, lateral OFC/NAcc

Helping Behavior

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