Strangers Can Spot Genetic Disposition For Empathy
We're hard-wired for empathy. But are some more hard-wired than others? According to recent studies: yes. NPR's "Science Friday" features Dr. Sarina Rodrigues-Saturn, assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University, discussing recent discoveries about our genetic predisposition for empathy. With program host Ira Flatow and guest callers, Dr. Rodrigues-Saturn explores the implications of having an "empathy gene" that manifests in different ways for different individuals.