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Title:   A comparative study of empathy training with programmed instruction for lay helpers.
DOI or Website Link:  
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.30.2.22
Publication: Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30(2), 221- 226. 
Authors:   
  • Crabb, W. T.,
  •  Moracco, J. C.,
  • Bender, R. C.
Date:   1983
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Crabb, W. T., Moracco, J. C., & Bender, R. C. (1983). A comparative study of empathy training with programmed instruction for lay helpers. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30(2), 221- 226. 

Crabb, W. T., Moracco, J. C., & Bender, R. C. (1983). A comparative study of empathy training with programmed instruction for lay helpers. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 30, 221–226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.30.2.221

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Abstract:   
5 18–63 yr old lay persons were assigned to microtraining or systematic human relations empathy training (ET) or to a no-training control group. Each group, including controls, was randomly divided into subgroups for administering programmed ET to 1 subgroup in each main group. Outcome measures were levels of empathic understanding expressed in written responses to videotaped helpees. All treatment groups scored significantly higher than controls. 

Those subgroups, including controls, that received programmed ET via the Empathy Enhancement Tapes (R. C. Bender, 1973), scored higher than those subgroups with microtraining alone, systematic human relations training alone, or the no-tape control. Results indicate that a large-group format for teaching the skill of empathy can be an effective method of instruction and that programmed training alone and in combination with didactic methodology can have a significant impact on the enhancement of empathy. 


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