What Is Empathy? - Definition & Examples


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What is empathy?

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1. It is easier to empathize with someone when which of the following conditions is true?

2. Which of the following statements is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the characteristics of empathy. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the definition and effects of empathy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Meaning of empathy
  • Benefits of empathy
  • Definition of sympathy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of empathy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of empathy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conditions under which it is easier to empathize

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson named What is Empathy? - Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what is involved in showing empathy
  • Differentiate between empathy and sympathy
  • Understand the role of empathy in psychology