Do Rich People Just Care Less?
28th Oct 2013
Research shows an empathy gap between people of high and low social status, with the wealthy and powerful not focusing as much on those with less, while those at the bottom of the hierarchy are more keenly attuned to everyone. Since paying attention to other people leads to empathy, which can blossom into compassion, this raises questions such as how to close the empathy gap, and what the preconditions for a compassionate society might be.
We are delighted to be welcoming Daniel Goleman, the hugely influential sociologist and author of the landmark work Emotional Intelligence, to the RSA for this special event.
Chair: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA.