Here’s Why You May Feel More Empathy for People Like You, Without Even Knowing It
Even very empathetic people have a tendency to show more empathy to people in their immediate group; but not so much the people outside of it. This is called “The Empathy Gap.” In this SoulPancake experiment, women were asked to listen to a recording of someone telling a sad story. They were either shown a picture of a woman of their own race, or a woman of a different race, and were able to fast forward through the story if they chose. Can you guess what the results were?