Psychologists have found that various empathy-related emotional responses such as sympathy and personal distress relate differently to the performance of prosocial behavior ( e.g., helping, sharing). Research concerning the link between sympathy and children’s prosocial behavior is briefly examined. Then aspects of the family environment that have been associated with sympathy and personal distress will be reviewed, as will research on the socialization of prosocial behavior in children.
- Dialogue 59 sessions
- October 5, 1995Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India