Opinion: The surprising truth about empathy: It’s not always good
- December 1, 2019
- Research by Kristen Monroe, poli sci, in the Lancaster Online, Dec. 1, 2019
In a study of behavior during the Holocaust, political scientist [UCI Distinguished Professor] Kristen Monroe analyzed in-depth interviews to examine the moral psychology of genocide: Who participated, who did nothing and who rescued people? Rescuers felt compelled to help others. … Monroe explained that “rescuers had a strong sense of themselves as people who we...