Empathy: a factor in antisocial behavior.

  title={Empathy: a factor in antisocial behavior.},
  author={P L Ellis},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  volume={10 1},
  • P L Ellis
  • Published 1982 in Journal of abnormal child psychology
Empathy has been accepted as a crucial factor in the development of prosocial thought and behavior. This study attempted to clarify the role of empathy in the development of antisocial and aggressive delinquent behavior. The subjects were 331 delinquents and 64 nondelinquent controls ages 12 to 18. The delinquents were found to be significantly delayed or… CONTINUE READING