Empathy Varies by Age and Gender: Women in Their 50s Are Tops, University of Michigan and North Carolina State University Study  
1/31/2013 7:15:14 AM

According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people. "Overall, late middle-aged adults were higher in both of the aspects of empathy that we measured," says Sara Konrath, co-author of an article on age and empathy forthcoming in the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological and Social Sciences.