empathy

Middle-Aged Women Have Most Empathy

Posted on 02/1/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthLooking for someone to really listen and care? Talk to a woman in her 50s. A new University of Michigan study of more than 75,000 adults, ages 18 to 90, found that late-middle-aged women were the most empathetic — more so than either men the same age or anyone (of either gender) older or younger. Overall, middle-aged adults were more empathetic — meaning more likely to react emotionally to the experiences of others and to understand things from another person’s …

Drop the first stone

Posted on 09/2/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringWe need a shared sense of empathy to break the cycles of abuse and hate. It is up to each of us to just be nice.