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"Researchers have also identified childrearing practices which are NEGATIVELY related to the development of empathy: 
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Children from HOMES IN WHICH THEIR FATHERS PHYSICALLY ABUSE THEIR MOTHERS have low levels of empathy. For example, they are typically unable to recognize the emotional states of other people and respond appropriately (Hinchey and Gavelek 1982).
(Cotton 1992)*





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