Posts Tagged ‘character’

Training empathy

Once, in a course on learning and the brain, we learned that empathy is visible in infants.  So, I thought that implied that empathy is innate and doesn’t change.  Even my recent investigation into Mindset (Dweck, 2009) didn’t shake this belief because I didn’t make the connection.  I don’t think of empathy as something you learn, but if Mindset is to be believed, everything can be learned.  There were two news items about this today: