Lack of Empathy: Disorders, Signs & Causes


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Empathy is your ability to feel the _____ of other people.

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1. The term psychopathy comes from a Greek root, meaning _____.

2. Disorders related to a lack of empathy can be the result of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can figure out what you know about the concept of empathy and the problems that are associated with a lack of empathy by using the worksheet/quiz combo. Make sure you can define important terms like psychopathy in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these educational resources is to help you check your comprehension of:

  • Behavior of a sociopathic person
  • What a lack of empathy might enable internalized anger to do
  • The meaning of empathy
  • What psychopathy means
  • Something that lack of empathy specifically refers to

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as empathy and psychopathy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about behaviors that a sociopath would and would not exhibit
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a lack of empathy to recognize what a person lacking this ability would not be able to feel

Additional Learning

Work through the accompanying lesson named Lack of Empathy: Disorders, Signs & Causes to review more about this concept. Some goals you'll get to cover include:

  • Determine where the word 'empathy' comes from
  • Identify the forms of mind sickness
  • Examine attributes of sociopathy