“Empathy is socially transmitted“

Prof. Dr. Grit Hein from the University Hospital Würzburg (UKW) has shared insights into the transmission of empathy in a study published the journal PNAS. Observational learning processes influence the degree to which an individual empathizes with another person’s pain. Thus, empathy can be acquired or lost through environmental influences.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft