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Empathy Literature Review

Broidy, L.M., Tremblay, R.E., Brame, B., Fergusson, D., Horwood, J.L., Laird, R., Moffitt, T.E., Nagin, D.S., Bates, J.E., Dodge, K.A., Loeber, R., Lynam, D.R., Pettit, G. S., and Vitaro, F. (2003) Developmental Trajectories of Childhood Disruptive Behaviours and Adolescent Delinquency: A Six-Site, Cross-National Study. Developmental Psychology, 39 (2), 222-245.

de Waal, FB. 2008. Putting the altruism back into altruism: the evolution of empathy. Annu. Rev. Psychol. 59:279–300

Eisenberg N. 2000. Emotion, regulation, and moral development. Annu. Rev. Psychol. 51:665–97 Gallese V, Fadiga L, Fogassi L, Rizzolatti G. 1996. Action recognition in the premotor cortex. Brain 119(Pt. 2):593–609

Hamre, B. K., & Pianta, R. C. (2005). Can instructional and emotional support in the first-grade classroom make a difference for children at risk of school failure? Child Development, 76(5), 949-967.

Iacoboni M, Molnar-Szakacs I, Gallese V, Buccino G, Mazziotta JC, Rizzolatti G. 2005. Grasping the intentions of others with one’s own mirror neuron system. PLoS Biol. 3:e79

Kaplan JT, Iacoboni M. 2006. Getting a grip on other minds: mirror neurons, intention understanding and cognitive empathy. Soc. Neurosci. 1:175–83

Merrell, K. W., & Gueldner, B. A. (2010). Social and emotional learning in the classroom: Promoting mental health and academic success. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Angier, Natalie. “The Biology Behind the Milk of Human Kindness.” New York Times. 23 Nov. 2009: D2. Print.

Ekman, Paul, & Goleman, Daniel. "Disturbing emotions can be used constructively." May 2007. Wired to Connect. More than Sound. March 2012. <>.

Baron-Cohen, Simon. The Science of Evil: On Empathy & the Origins of Cruelty.  New York: Basic Books, 2011. Print.

Dawson, Eric D. “Let's Move Beyond Anti-Bullying and Become Pro-Kid.” The Huffington Post. 23 March 2012. Web.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking Fast and Slow. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. Print.