Empathy | Psychology Today

Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. Empathy is known to increase prosocial (helping) behaviors. While American culture might be socializing people into becoming more individualist rather than empathic, research has uncovered the existance of “mirror neurons” which react to emotions in others and then reproduce them.


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