Empathy is a truly essential life skill for all humans. Yet many leading psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and social commentators believe empathic ability has declined to critically low levels. Alarmingly, research suggests college students are 40% less empathic than 30 years ago, with figures plummeting sharply since 2000. The leaders of tomorrow are struggling to connect with and understand others from different social, cultural or economic backgrounds. At Empathy Experiences we've made it our mission to seed empathy one student at a time.
The Empathy Experience's empathy training workshop is a series of four engaging, interactive sessions. It aims to provide academically robust, multi-dimensional theoretical foundations on empathy, while challenging participants to apply three core empathy skills in the real world. Students work towards developing cognitive empathy (perspective taking) with a real person of their choice. Read student stories here.