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Generation Me: Study Finds College Students Lack Empathy

Generation Me: Study Finds College Students Lack Empathy | Perspective Widening | Scoop.it

Are today's college students narcissists? Watch the video to find out!

 

A study presented at the recent meeting of the Association for Psychological Science found that, compared with individuals their age 20 or 30 years ago, today's college students are lacking in empathy. Researchers look at exposure to video games and social media as a possible cause for the rise in narcissism and students' ability to 'tune out' the emotions of others.

 

A recent study led by Sara Konrath at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research suggests that today's college kids are significantly less empathetic than their peers in the 1980s and 1990s.

 

 

Culture of Empathy Builder Page: Sara Konrath

 http://j.mp/Ypd2pm


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The 5 Barriers to Empathy in Marriage (And How to Overcome Them)

The 5 Barriers to Empathy in Marriage (And How to Overcome Them) | Perspective Widening | Scoop.it

Empathy is the foundation of any authentic connection. It’s the bedrock of togetherness, it’s the fuel of compassion, and it’s the mortar of grace. We must hone our ability to feel it and to give it. But empathy can be elusive. Even psychologists, who are skilled in empathy, can struggle with it when they walk out of the office and into their homes…


The Five Reasons We Don’t Give Empathy

I think there are at least five fatal barriers to establishing empathy in our intimate relationships:

1. I don’t want to go first. In any relationship, both members need empathy. But at any given moment, empathy is unidirectional—it can only flow in one direction at a time. Which means someone has to go first. Someone has to be willing to meet the needs of the other, before their own needs are met.

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by Kelly Flanagan

 


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Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:01 AM

Don't pass this up because the title says this is about marriage.  Check this out because the 5 reasons also apply to your office relationships.