Specifically, today's students scored 40 percent lower on a measure of empathy than their elders did.
The findings are based on a review of 72 studies of 14,000 American college students overall conducted between 1979 and 2009.
"We found the biggest drop in empathy after the year 2000," said Sara Konrath, a researcher at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.
When I first read the headline to this story I thought it said, "Today's College Students Lack Apathy", and I thought who cares about that crap. Turns out they have plenty of that.