The Level of Empathy of 1st Class Children

Authors

  • Beatrice-Paula Mingireanu Danubius University of Galati

Keywords:

empathy; learning; social change

Abstract

The aim of this study is to prove that despite social changes the empathy still exists and
evolves in children, at a normal rate. The different causes which could affect the emotional
development of children, such as the lack of attention from their parents, divorce so on and so forth.
In order to carry on this study, I used pictures which depict base emotions described in Richard
Webster’s book (2014) and also with the use of games suggested by Lawrence Shapiro (2016). 44
children, aged between 7 and 8, took part into this experiment. They were distributed into 2 uneven
groups observed over the course of different days at varying hours. In conclusion this study confirmed
the hypothesis regarding the rising empathy also resulting into two main types of teaching the
children up until their age.

Author Biography

Beatrice-Paula Mingireanu, Danubius University of Galati

Student, 3nd year, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization
Psychology

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Published

2020-09-01

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