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Teaching Kids to Care—The Roots of Empathy

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

Teaching Kids to Care—The Roots of Empathy

Taught by Professor Eileen Kennedy-Moore | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Empathy involves more than just “being nice.” Explore the three interwoven strands of empathy—affective resonance, cognitive perspective taking, and motivation for compassionate behavior. Then, look closely at three more general ways of helping children develop empathy, including challenging empathy exceptions and giving kids a path forward when they behave in unkind ways.


January 19, 2016