Gender Differences in Empathy

Time and Location
Poster Session X - Board: X-148
Sunday May 25, 2008, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Linda M. Rueckert
Northeastern Illinois University

Noemi Oyola
Northeastern Illinois University

The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences in empathy, and whether they may be related to differences in brain asymmetry. Women scored higher than men on all empathy scales, but especially on the emotional empathy scale. For men, cognitive empathy correlated with activation of the left hemisphere.

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Shelly E. Taylor