“I Know How You Feel”: Empathy and Literature

One of the core essences of what makes us human is our beautiful ability for empathy. Empathy is a potential psychological motivator for helping others in distress. It can be defined as the ability to feel or imagine another person’s emotional experience. The ability to empathize is an important part of social and emotional development, affecting an individual’s behavior toward others and the quality of social relationships.

…. This is empathy: a unifying force that gives all humans a better understanding of others and their emotions.


by Nicole Webb