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Educational Psychology

Utah State University

1976

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The Effectiveness Of Training For Empathy In Pre-Service Teacher Education, John Bruce Jessen May 1976

The Effectiveness Of Training For Empathy In Pre-Service Teacher Education, John Bruce Jessen

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The specific objective of this research was to determine the effectiveness of training on understanding empathy in the teacher training process.

Subjects were Utah State University students enrolled in Elementary Education during winter quarter 1976. The experimental group was composed of 34 subjects and the control group of 27 subjects.

Both groups were administered a pretest. The experimental group then received the treatment which consisted of a training program designed to help them to be able to (1) define, (2) recognize instances of, and (3) to emit empathic behavior. At the conclusion of the training program both the experimental and ...