"Empathy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
An individual's objective and insightful awareness of the feelings and behavior of another person. It should be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical. It includes caring, which is the demonstration of an awareness of and a concern for the good of others. (From Bioethics Thesaurus, 1992)
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Empathy".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Empathy".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Empathy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Empathy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.