Category: Research

Are Girls More Empathetic Than Boys?

Research shows that females tend to have higher levels of empathy than males. Our research team was interested in whether the same was true for elementary school students and whether there was anything we could do to change this trajectory by intervening at a young age. Read more...

By Karen Thierry, Ph.D. Director of Research

Talk About It

Research tells us that kids who engage in meaningful conversations about emotional experiences have higher levels of empathy. Read more...

By Momentous Institute

Empathy and Optimism Research

At Momentous Institute, we talk all the time about social emotional health. We say, “This stuff matters” and “This stuff works!” As a researcher, I wanted to substantiate these claims with data. So I began a research study about the effects of our social emotional curriculum on academic outcomes.

By Karen Thierry, Ph.D. Director of Research