Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={S. Konrath and Edward H O'Brien and Courtney Hsing},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={180 - 198}
  • S. Konrath, Edward H O'Brien, Courtney Hsing
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
  • The current study examines changes over time in a commonly used measure of dispositional empathy. A cross-temporal meta-analysis was conducted on 72 samples of American college students who completed at least one of the four subscales (Empathic Concern, Perspective Taking, Fantasy, and Personal Distress) of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) between 1979 and 2009 (total N = 13,737). Overall, the authors found changes in the most prototypically empathic subscales of the IRI: Empathic… CONTINUE READING
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