Age differences in three facets of empathy: performance-based evidence.

  title={Age differences in three facets of empathy: performance-based evidence.},
  author={David Richter and Ute Kunzmann},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={26 1},
This study investigated age differences in cognitive and affective facets of empathy: the ability to perceive another's emotions accurately, the capacity to share another's emotions, and the ability to behaviorally express sympathy in an empathic episode. Participants, 80 younger (M(age) = 32 years) and 73 older (M(age) = 59 years) adults, viewed eight film clips, each portraying a younger or an older adult thinking-aloud about an emotionally engaging topic that was relevant to either younger… CONTINUE READING

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