Wikiversity: Empathy


After reading this chapter you will be able to answer the following questions:

What is Empathy?

  • What are the two major theories in empathy research?
  • What happens in our brain when we empathise with someone?
  • How does empathy develop over the lifespan?
  • What is psychopathy and what is autism?
  • Are there differences in empathy between males and females?
  • What are the differences in empathy expression between cultures?