Sexual Harassment and Men's Empathic Accuracy Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at policies, procedures, training and investigation of sexual harassment complaints as related to the concept of empathic accuracy.
# 146592 | 1,800 words | 18 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper defines emphatic accuracy as the part of emotional intelligence that enables a person to understand accurately other people's thoughts and feelings. Empathic accuracy is believed to be missing among men who commit sexual harassment. Next, the author relates the process of addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. The paper concludes that programs that train the offender to develop a better degree of empathic accuracy can restore the person to the workplace instead of having to discharge him or her.

Table of Contents:
Definition of 'Empathic Accuracy'
Testing for 'Empathic Accuracy'
Link of Empathic Accuracy to Sexual Harassment Issues
Policy, Procedure, Training and Investigation
First Step in Process
Second Step in Process
Third Step in Process
Fourth Step in Process
Procedures Identified
Training Programs for Eliminating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The investigator who hears the case will be responsible for notification of the "accused individual's supervisor about the complaint." The supervisor may or may not choose to place the accused individual on leave and this will be done only for the purpose of avoiding a conflict pending the investigation outcome. The accused individual who chooses to participate in the investigation should be required to submit a written response to the complaint within seven working days of the receipt of the complaint. A copy of the written response should be provided to the individual who filed the complaint."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bierhoff, Hans Werner (2002) Prosocial Behavior. Psychology Press 2002.
  • Chen, S., Lee-Chai, A. Y., & Bargh, J. A. (2001). Relationship orientation as moderator of the effects of social power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 183-187.
  • Copeland, J. T. (1994). Prophecies of power: Motivational implications of social power for behavioral confirmation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 264-277.
  • Davis, M. H. (1983). Measuring individual differences in empathy: Evidence for a multidimensional approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44, 113-126
  • Discrimination And Sexual Harassment Policy And Procedure (nd) Policy Statement On Discrimination And Sexual Harassment. Columbia University. Online available at:

Cite this Analytical Essay:

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