A study at the University of Michigan in 2010 found that college students were 40 percent less empathetic than they were in the 1980s.
The good news is that, . . . many people, including many feminists, are figuring out practically how to teach empathy.
One of the authors in “The Crisis of Connection” is Mary Gordon, who founded the Roots of Empathy project. Once a month, a parent and an infant visit a classroom of children and sit on a green blanket. The children gather around them to talk about what the infant is doing.