Noblesse Oblige? Empathy, Compassion, and Social Class in America – Michael W. Kraus

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Psychological Science: Social Class, Contextualism, and Empathic Accuracy
Recent research suggests that lower-class individuals favor explanations of personal and political outcomes that are oriented to features of the external environment. We extended this work by testing the hypothesis that, as a result, individuals of a lower social class are more empathically accurate in judging the emotions of other people.

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