While browsing the Internet I found an interesting article on Scott Burken’s blog about the recent study that claimed college students are becoming less empathetic. Scott showed a vast difference between what the news article said and the actual study. I was very surprised. The study was a survey a college student’s own perceptions of their empathy, which means nothing about their empathy. For example, I could easily conclude that college students are less confident that their actions are helpful then in the past.
This is where the new feature on this blog comes from, we want to look at how closely popular news story comes to the studies the report on. I just wanted to give credit where credit is due.