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The Independent: People avoid feeling empathy towards others because it’s too mentally taxing

The Independent: People avoid feeling empathy towards others because it’s too mentally taxing.https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/empathy-feelings-mental-effort-pennsylvania-state-university-a8882316.html “There is a common assumption that people stifle feelings of empathy because…

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The power of empathy: Helen Riess at TEDxMiddlebury

In her latest book, The Empathy Effect, Helen Riess, the associate clinical professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Empathy and Relational…

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Simply ask them outright, from a position of empathy

If all of these routes seem counter-intuitive to you, you may just be better asking your partner point blank if there is something they would…

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Microsoft embraces empathy as a growth strategy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/caterinabulgarella/2018/12/04/learning-empathy-and-diversity-have-put-microsoft-on-a-path-of-unstoppable-growth/#563ff2da4d8f But learning is not only about acquiring new technical expertise, it’s also about listening to ourselves and others, and discovering the things we don’t…

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Empathy compromises ethical behaviour

https://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/1/19/14266230/empathy-morality-ethics-psychology-compassion-paul-bloom My beef is with empathy in particular, with its role in decision making. Empathy has certain design features that do make it positive in…

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Don’t walk in another mans shoes…just ask them to explain.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ulterior-motives/201804/maybe-you-shouldn-t-take-the-perspective-other-people When you want to know what someone else is thinking or feeling, the old adage to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” typically springs…

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#Long #Exposure #Sexual #Violence #Reduction #Empathy

While there was a strong reaction from some viewers about the content, it was clear the content had begun to shape some attitudes towards rape,…

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Emotional brains ‘physically different’ from rational ones

Emotional brains 'physically different' from rational ones http://t.co/V3GzEXqQkx — Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) June 21, 2015 The results showed that people with high scores for affective…

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Opinion: Meditating on the Frenemy

In the television series “Burn Notice” the narrative device of the frenemy succeeds, over the course of seven seasons, in unveilling the protaganist,  MIchael Westen,…

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