Video: Empathy Study: Why Republicans and Democrats can’t empathize with each other?

Ed O’Brien – Graduate Student in Social Psychology, University of Michigan

Phoebe C. Ellsworth – Distinguished Professor of Law and Psychology, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics. University of Michigan

Visceral States Are Not Projected Onto Dissimilar Others. “Our findings reveal the need for a better understanding of how people’s internal experiences influence their perceptions of the feelings and experiences of those who may hold different values from their own.”