Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis
Poster Session III - Board: III-
Friday, May 28, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall
We examine changes over time in empathy (Davis Interpersonal Reactivity Index) in American college students between 1984 and 2009. We find that Empathic Concern, Perspective Taking, and Fantasy (marginal) are declining over time, with Personal Distress remaining stable. These changes are most pronounced in post-2000 samples.
Subject Area: Personality/Social