Roots of Empathy Citations

The impact of the Roots of Empathy program extends throughout the globe. Our program has been studied by independent researchers from various countries and has been found to increase prosocial behaviour (e.g. caring, sharing, helping others) and empathy, and decrease in aggression and bullying in children. Beyond this, the Roots of Empathy program and our founder, Mary Gordon, have been mentioned in a variety of scholarly articles, research studies, government reports, conferences and symposia, school reports, training documents, annotated bibliographies, dissertations, white papers, and books, in many countries. These mentions cover a wide range of disciplines such as, psychology, education, criminology, business, economics, psychiatry, and neuroscience, etc..

  • Scholarly articles
  • Research studies
  • Government reports
  • Conferences and symposia
  • School reports
  • Training documents
  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Dissertations
  • White papers
  • Books

Mary Gordon’s work, including the Roots of Empathy program, has been mentioned in 1,193 pieces of literature, in 65 countries, and across 7 continents. Additional citations, at 23,020, means the number of times other scholars have cited the articles that we’ve been cited in. This shows the effect that is part of our impact.

North America

Canada
Mexico
USA
Haiti

South America

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Peru

Oceania

Australia
New Zealand

Europe

Belgium
Bosnia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
Finland
France
German
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Lithuania
Netherlands
Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Scotland
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
Wales

Asia

Bhutan
China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Malaysia
Nepal
Philippines
Russia
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand

Middle East

Iran
Israel
Turkey
United Arab Emirates

Africa

Nigeria
Senegal
South Africa

These mentions cover a wide range of disciplines such as:

  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Criminology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuroscience

To  see a full list of the 54 disciplines click PDF below.


The Optimal Application of Empathy Interventions to Reduce Antisocial Behaviour and Crime: A Review of the Literature

Brief Summary: Roots of Empathy is mentioned as one of the well-evidenced universal programmes that has shown to be effective in increasing empathy and prosocial behaviour and decreasing aggression and expected fighting incidents. READ FULL PAPER HERE

Authors: Neema Trivedi-Bateman; Emma L. Crook


Empathy as a Mediator of the Relationship between Authoritative Parenting and Delinquent Behavior in Adolescence

Brief Summary: The study highlights the critical role of empathy development during early adolescence in preventing delinquent behavior in late adolescence, and uses Roots of Empathy as an “example of a successful classroom-based approach…which has been found effective in both promoting empathy and reducing aggression in early adolescents” (p. 12). READ ABSTRACT HERE

Authors: Marlon Goering & Sylvie Mrug