The development of empathy-related responding

Nancy Eisenberg

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In summary, individuals who are well regulated appear to be relatively high in sympathy, especially dispositional sympathy. Relations of emotionality with empathy-related responding vary with the measure of emotionality (negative, positive, or general) and with the age of the study participant and reporter (i.e., self- or other-reported emotion). Yet overall the findings suggest that empathy-related responding is related to temperamentally based individual differences in regulation and emotionality, which suggests that constitutional factors contribute to individual differences in empathic capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-118
Number of pages46
JournalNebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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