Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries

  title={Differences in Empathic Concern and Perspective Taking Across 63 Countries},
  author={W. Chopik and E. O’Brien and S. Konrath},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={23 - 38}
  • W. Chopik, E. O’Brien, S. Konrath
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cultural practices socialize people to relate to others in different ways. One critical way in which these interpersonal bonds are formed and maintained is via empathy, our emotional reactivity toward others’ experiences. However, the extent to which individuals from different cultures vary in their dispositional empathy, and the correlates of these differences, are relatively unknown. Thus, the current study explored cultural variation in empathy, and how this variation is related to… CONTINUE READING
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