Fostering Empathy in Young Children

Rae Pica with Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., Ellen Galinsky, Lisa Guernsey

Why is it so important for children to develop empathy at a very young age? Can empathy be taught and, if so, what does the process look like? What are some of the barriers to fostering empathy in young children? Tune in as our guests share their insights on the research around how children develop empathy.

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California. Ellen Galinsky is President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute. She is the author of over 35 books and reports, including the groundbreaking book, Ask The Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting. Lisa Guernsey, is a director of the Early Education Initiative.
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