Empathy is described as a complex construct that develops the whole life of a person. It is defined as the capability of a person to understand the other person’s feelings, to be able to feel the same way the other person does and to be capable to take action to resolve the problem of that individual. There are three major categories of empathy, i.e., affective, cognitive and compassionate. All are very important to clinical psychology, interpersonal relationships, and psychological assessment. The aim of this study was to conduct a literature review to describe the most widely used instruments to measure empathy in the range of the last fifteen years. The results showed that there are different approaches to measuring empathy, with the most popular ones being self−reports.

Measuring empathy: A literature review of available tools

Giromini L.;Di Girolamo M.
2017-01-01

Abstract

Empathy is described as a complex construct that develops the whole life of a person. It is defined as the capability of a person to understand the other person’s feelings, to be able to feel the same way the other person does and to be capable to take action to resolve the problem of that individual. There are three major categories of empathy, i.e., affective, cognitive and compassionate. All are very important to clinical psychology, interpersonal relationships, and psychological assessment. The aim of this study was to conduct a literature review to describe the most widely used instruments to measure empathy in the range of the last fifteen years. The results showed that there are different approaches to measuring empathy, with the most popular ones being self−reports.
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Empathy; Measure; Review; Self−report
Ilgunaite G.; Giromini L.; Di Girolamo M.
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