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``Using the implicit relational assessment procedure (IRAP) to explore common humanity as a dimension of self-compassion{''}

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Author(s):
Alasiri, Eman [1] ; Bast, Diana [2] ; Kolts, Russell L. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Eastern Washington Univ, Cheney, WA 99004 - USA
[2] Trinity Dublin Coll, Coll Green, Dublin 2 - Ireland
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CONTEXTUAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE; v. 14, p. 65-72, OCT 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Self-compassion encompasses three factors: self-kindness, mindfulness, and common humanity. This study aimed to explore the factor of common humanity (the belief that suffering is a shared human experience) and whether people tend to identify with this factor more in relation to their own experiences or those of others. Previously, it has been suggested that when applying compassion, people tend to be harsher on themselves and more compassionate toward others. Most research in self-compassion has typically used explicit measures, which can be scientifically limiting. The present study employed an implicit measure, the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) to explore this domain. Participants (N = 55) completed the IRAP and its analog scale as well as Neff s self-compassion scale. Results showed that explicitly, participants reported high levels of common humanity and lack of isolation for both themselves as well as others. Implicitly, however, while they showed similar patterns in three of these four trial-types (i.e., common humanity regarding self and others and isolation with respect to others) they were neutral regarding self-isolation. Implications and limitations are discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/19184-0 - A Functional Approach to Implicit and Explicit Attitudes of self-forgiveness: developing a perspective taking training
Grantee:Diana Ferroni Bast
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral