hat tip to Lou Proyect
A three-decade analysis of prior research reveals that American college students are not quite as empathetic as they used to be.
“We found the biggest drop in empathy after the year 2000,” co-author Sara Konrath, a researcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, said in a news release. “College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.”
Konrath and her colleagues presented their findings this week in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.