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Man's TRUE best friend: How dogs can respond to our emotions more than other humans

Man's TRUE best friend: How dogs can respond to our emotions more than other humans | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Dogs nuzzle and lick humans they think are in distress - behaving in a submissive manner designed to offer comfort, say Goldsmiths, University of London researchers.

 

‘No such preference was found. The dogs approached whoever was crying regardless of their identity. Thus they were responding to the person's emotion, not their own needs, which is suggestive of empathic-like comfort-offering behaviour.’


Custance told Discovery News: 'We have domesticated dogs over a long period of time. We have selectively bred them to act as our companions.

 

By EDDIE WRENN

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The Whats, Hows, and Whos of Empathy for Software Makers

The Whats, Hows, and Whos of Empathy for Software Makers | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

What Is Empathy?

Empathy means being able to understand and share the feelings of another being. It’s the ability to place yourself in another person’s shoes. Understanding what empathy means and being able to practice it are two entirely different things, though.


How Can You Practice Empathy?

To be empathetic, you should

  • 1. Set your judgments aside.
  • 2. Actively listen.
  • 3. Relate, if you can.

 

BY: SARAH BROCKETT

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Three Kinds of Empathy - Adventist HealthCare 

Three Kinds of Empathy - Adventist HealthCare  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
COGNITIVE & EMOTIONAL EMPATHY
The first is “cognitive empathy”—knowing information, but not necessarily feeling any personal engagement with how another person feels and what they might be thinking. It parallels with “emotional empathy”—feeling very moved or even physically impacted by someone else’s feelings, even if they aren’t entirely understood.

COMPASSIONATE EMPATHY
It is when these two empathies are in balance with each other that we model “compassionate empathy”—the empathetic concern that enables us to understand another person’s perspective, emotionally feel how they are feeling, and be willing and able to help them, if needed.
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The Decline of Empathy and the Appeal of Right-Wing Politics

The Decline of Empathy and the Appeal of Right-Wing Politics | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
In 1978, developmental psychologist Edward Tronick and his colleagues published a paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry that demonstrated the psychological importance of the earliest interactions between a mother and her baby. The interactions of interest involved the playful, animated, and reciprocal mirroring of each other’s facial expressions. Tronick’s experimental design was simple: 

 

A mother was asked to play naturally in this way with her 6-month-old infant.  The mother was then instructed to suddenly make her facial expression flat and neutral—completely “still,” in other words--and to do so for three minutes, regardless of her baby’s activity.  Mothers were then told to resume normal play.  The design came to be called the “still face paradigm.”

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(Empathy Training) Empathy and Social Competence Training 

(Empathy Training) Empathy and Social Competence Training  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Sample Lesson

https://www.researchpress.com/sites/default/files/books/addContent/5673-sample.pdf

 

Foreword by Larry K. Brendtro
Preface by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver
Introduction: About the Prepare Curriculum by Clive R. Hollin
Part 1: Theoretical Foundation and Program Overview
Part 2: Empathy and Social Competence Training Lessons
Lesson 1: The Problem Situation
Lesson 2: What Is Empathy?
Lesson 3: Attending and Nonattending Behavior
Lesson 4: Identifying Your Feelings
Lesson 5: Ten Years from Now
Lesson 6: Increasing Feelings Vocabulary
Lesson 7: Range of Feelings
Lesson 8: Introduction to HEARS
Lesson 9: The “H” of HEARS: Hold the Correct Posture
Lesson 10: The “E” of HEARS: Eye Contact
Lesson 11: The “A” of HEARS: Assess the Person’s Feelings Correctly—Part 1
Lesson 12: The “A” of HEARS: Assess the Person’s Feelings Correctly—Part 2
Lesson 13: The “R” of HEARS: Respond with Your Face Appropriately
Lesson 14: The “S” of HEARS: Say the Person’s Feelings in Your Own Words—Part 1
Lesson 15: The “S” of HEARS: Say the Person’s Feelings in Your Own Words—Part 2
Lesson 16: Practicing the HEARS Model
Lesson 17: “I” Statements
Lesson 18: Trust Accounts
Appendix: Empathy and Social Competence Training Fidelity Form

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(Empathic Design) Empathy as a Service: Applying Service Design to the Homelessness Issue

(Empathic Design) Empathy as a Service: Applying Service Design to the Homelessness Issue | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy. It’s an unavoidable word in the world of user experience design. Too often it is applied to designs in too narrow a fashion. Your empathy should come from the problem your design is solving, not measured in the level of frustration or delight experienced with your design.

Ariel Kennan is the Director of Design and Product at the New York City Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity. She has been working on the HOME-STAT initiative which is an effort of the City of New York to properly provide services to the city’s homeless population.
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(Empathy @ Work) 7 Benefits of Empathy in the Workplace

(Empathy @ Work) 7 Benefits of Empathy in the Workplace | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Let’s get specific. Here’s why empathy in the workplace matters:


1) Empathy is at the core of your mission.
It’s the guiding force behind organizations working to help people. Without empathy, many services that prevent violence, disease, and poverty might fail to exist at all. The ability to understand others' experiences is also vital for businesses committed to delivering high-quality products that meet customers' needs and advance their quality of life. So if empathy is not a priority in service delivery and evaluation, then there might be a disconnect between an organization’s mission and its practices.

 

 2) Empathy boosts productivity...

3) Empathy fuels effective collaboration....

4) Empathy improves cultural competence....

5) Empathy elevates customer satisfaction....

6) Empathy builds leadership....

7) Empathy is a competitive advantage....

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Interview with Dan Zahavi on Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology

Interview with Dan Zahavi on Issues in Contemporary Phenomenology | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
DZ: I speak of acquaintance. And this is important to understand the concept of empathy. Empathy provides me with an experiential access to you or to your experiences but it doesn’t make your experiences into my experiences because if that was the case, then it would be a self-experience.

 

It is like saying the act of empathy or the empathizing is of course a first person experience but the target of the empathizing let’s say your joy or your embarrassment, my empathy grasps that. And this gives me an access to your experiences rather than just being a question of me inferring what kind of state you might be in.

 

 When I’m confronted in the face to face encounter and I’m confronted with your embarrassment or your joy, I’m  experiencing you being joyful but me experiencing you being joyful doesn’t mean that I’m now joyful or I’m now embarrassed.  

 

Valeria Motta 

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(Empathy at Work) Three Steps to Adopt Empathy for Transformation  

(Empathy at Work) Three Steps to Adopt Empathy for Transformation   | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Since true transformation is an inside-out process, it requires the emotional and social competency of empathy — creating a mutual connection between people based on understanding how people think, feel, and act.

Let’s clear up three common myths about empathy first.

  • Empathy is not about being soft or nice. It is about being disciplined enough to listen to what really matters to someone by first putting what matters to us aside — temporarily.
  • Second, empathy is not about only listening. Since it is about mutual connection, it is also about having the courage to speak up about what is true for us.
  • Third, empathy is not sympathy. Sympathy happens when we turn our focus to ourselves, instead of remaining curious about what is happening for the other.


f empathy seems too conceptual, think of it as the ability to be curious. Curiosity and judgment cannot exist in the same mental and emotional space within us. When we are intentionally curious, we are exercising our empathy competence. The good news is that everyone already knows how to be curious.

 

 Marie Miyashiro i

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Violence is a failure of empathy | Joanna Wheeler

Advocate of social change Joanna Wheeler helps people from marginalized communities tell their stories. She discusses three elements that help them take control of their stories and pause the cycle of violence: space, recognition and connection.
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How Empathy Will Heal The World | James Schmachtenberger | TEDx

Moving from a culture of separation to a culture of connection via  empathy.

How Empathy Will Heal The World | James Schmachtenberger | TEDxCardiffbytheSea

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(Empathic Design) How to improve your empathy to be a better designer

(Empathic Design) How to improve your empathy to be a better designer | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

During my time as a designer, I’ve heard the word empathy a lot, too much if I’m honest. When we study user experience, we’re told to have lots of it for our users."

I don’t know a lot about empathy. The process of researching the topic helps me to reflect on it more, and improve my understanding of it.

Before doing my research for this article, I thought of empathy as putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. After digging around I found that there much more to it. Here what’s covered in this article:

  1. What is empathy?
  2. Three types of empathy?
  3. How it works?
  4. Why we need it?
  5. The role of empathy in design
  6. How we can improve our empathy
  7. How to bring empathy into your design work

 

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(Empathic Leadership) Practice Leadership Podcast: Empathy Fatigue  

(Empathic Leadership) Practice Leadership Podcast: Empathy Fatigue   | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
This week, on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, Dr. Larry Benz discusses something extremely important that, not only do we all face, but also is normal.  It’s called empathy fatigue.  Each of us, at some point or another, will get burned out in our professions.  This type of burn out isn’t just caused by mundane tasks, as those are necessary, but by not taking enough time to rest.  By not taking enough breaks.  This can, unfortunately, lead to having less empathy for our patients and de-humanizing them.

Larry has some excellent wisdom, advice, and tips on empathy fatigue, how to combat it, and how to re-humanize ourselves and our patients
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(Teaching Empathy) 3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills 

(Teaching Empathy) 3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills  | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Dr. Michele Borba, author of UnSelfie, offers 3 ways teachers and parents can help children accept differences and learn perspective taking skills.

Raising Kids to Think We, Not Me!

REALITY CHECK: The gateway to learning to empathize, accepting differences and understanding another’s perspective is an emotion vocabulary. That’s why the first of the 9 Crucial Empathy Building Habits in UnSelfie is Emotional Literacy. But when children can identify, name and understand different emotions, it’s time to help children practice understanding other’s feelings and thoughts. It’s a critical step towards  accepting differences and learning perspective taking. 

 

Young children are by nature egocentric and must first see the world from their own point of view. Teens can also revert back to that “Me First” mentality. Thinking and feeling as though the world revolves around you makes it difficult to see someone else’s point of view.

 

That’s why Daniel Goleman reminds us: “Self-absorption kills empathy.” But empathy can be cultivated; children can learn perspective taking skills.

 

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(Empathic Relationships) 7 Reasons Why Empathy Is Important in a Relationship  

(Empathic Relationships) 7 Reasons Why Empathy Is Important in a Relationship   | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy is one of the most important abilities that help people understand each other. So why is it even more important in your relationship?
By Lianne Choo

 

"Whether with your friends, family members, kids, neighbors, colleagues or your favorite Starbucks barista, empathy is very important when it comes to building lasting relationships with others.

 

The most important person you should be empathizing with is, of course, your partner. If you can’t connect with the most important person in your life, then who can you connect with?...

 

  • #1 Bridge the divide. ...
  • #2 Give each other attention....
  • #3 Bring out the positive. ...
  • #4 Compassion is practiced....
  • #5 Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. ...
  • #6 It teaches patience...
  • #7 Work on your flaws..."
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Is Empathy Enough? Social Justice and the Antiracist Classroom

Is Empathy Enough? Social Justice and the Antiracist Classroom | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Tough Talk is a superb classroom resource. It combines critical literacy, discussion protocols, and contemporary research. O’Donnell-Allen highlights empathy as a crucial element to civil discourse inside and outside of the classroom. Empathy becomes a way for students “to view both the characters they read and the classmates with whom they interact more compassionately” (31).

 

This post is not meant to disparage O’Donnell-Allen’s wonderful work but instead to grapple with empathy and think through what happens next.

 

Framing empathy as a potent force for social justice is not uncommon. Last year, my district embarked on cultural competency training designed to build empathy and improve ‘educational outcomes’ for students of color. 

Arthur Chiaravalli  

 

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(Teaching Empathy) How to Be More Empathetic: 5 practical tips to be more empathetic in any situation • Six Seconds

(Teaching Empathy) How to Be More Empathetic: 5 practical tips to be more empathetic in any situation • Six Seconds | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy is the ability to imaginatively step into someone else’s shoes and understand their feelings and perspective – and if you haven’t noticed, we could use as much as we can get these days. From political polarization to racial tension to wars throughout the world, we seem to be at rock bottom in terms of this crucial skill.


So what can we do about it?

 

 It starts with each of us honing our ability to be more empathetic – with friends, coworkers, and even strangers – and here are some tips to do exactly that.

  • #1 Make curiosity a habit
  • #2 Widen your circle
  • #3 Get lost in a good book
  • #4 Learn another language
  • #5 Ask someone how they are doing

 

 

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The Empathetic Resonance - Hologram Radio

The Empathetic Resonance - Hologram Radio | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

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(Empathic Leadership) Why empathy is a core leadership skill

(Empathic Leadership) Why empathy is a core leadership skill | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Leaders who inspire us invest in us. They value different perspectives, form authentic connections, and motivate teams to do their best work.

 

Leadership is about relationships.

A Gallup poll asked more than 10,000 Americans the same questions above. If your description is anything like theirs, then the leaders who influence you have more than technical skills; they have a well developed ability to connect with others. The responses revealed four themes:

 

* Human connection drives success....

Empathy is a skill that takes practice....

  - Give yourself a break....

  - Establish empathy as a norm...

 

Interested in cultivating a culture of empathy in your workplace? CivCom provides customized training and resources. 

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(Empathc Healthcare) Jefferson University awarded $300K for project on empathy in dementia care

(Empathc Healthcare) Jefferson University awarded $300K for project on empathy in dementia care | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awarded a $300,000 grant to Thomas Jefferson University to extend its year-old work with ARTZ Philadelphia to foster empathy in health professions, the university announced Thursday.

The project will pair about 80 people living with dementia and their caregivers with Jefferson medical students in a mentoring program. The grant is enough to keep the program going for another two years.

The ARTZ@Jefferson course is designed to engage students through a series of conversations generated by arts-based experiences. The work will culminate in an original theater performance about what it means to become a healer produced by Theater of Witness.
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(Empathic Marketing) Empathy Is the Secret to Writing That Sells, According to Science

(Empathic Marketing) Empathy Is the Secret to Writing That Sells, According to Science | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Can activating mirror neurons make your writing more effective?

 

Writing aimed at driving sales often takes an emotional angle--it taps into feelings of happiness, of sadness, or relief.  It evokes empathy, and makes the reader feel an emotional response that suits the sales objective. Think about recent ads you've seen for pet food. The copy was probably aimed at reminding you of how much you love and adore your pet, right? That's a writer tapping into empathy--which primes you for the sales pitch.

It's like a one-two punch: Activate emotion, present solution.

Empathy and Neuroscience
The reason for that, according to researchers, is because emotional writing impacts intent to buy--and that writing to evoke empathy can be as much as three times more effective. But what causes that emotional response is best described by a neurological process.

 

By Kaleigh Moore

 

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(NVC) Asheville professionals teach empathic discourse for uncertain times

(NVC) Asheville professionals teach empathic discourse for uncertain times | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Parenting from this paradigm, Heath acknowledges, is not without its challenges. “I want to put it out there to other parents who may be utilizing NVC to not be discouraged, because it’s long-term parenting.

 

In the moment, it won’t work if working means getting somebody else to do what you want them to do. It’s not behavior modification; it’s not controlling your child’s behavior.

 

But if your goal is to teach them about your values — that’s the empathy.”

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(Empathy and Animals) Animal emotions and empathy with Frans de Waal

Do animals show empathy? Are there any signs of morality in animal societies? Can a monkey distinguish right from wrong? And what are the standards of what is right and what is not? Does morality evolve in time both for human societies and animal societies?

It is hard to imagine that empathy—a characteristic so basic to the human species that it emerges early in life, and is accompanied by strong physiological reactions—came into existence only when our lineage split off from that of the apes. It must be far older than that. Examples of empathy in other animals would suggest a long evolutionary history to this capacity in humans.

 

Over the last several decades, we’ve seen increasing evidence of empathy in other species. Emotions suffuse much of the language employed by students of animal behavior -- from "social bonding" to "alarm calls" -- yet are often avoided as explicit topic in scientific discourse.

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(Empathic Leadership) Emotional Intelligence Coaching for Empathetic Leadership in High Demand

(Empathic Leadership) Emotional Intelligence Coaching for Empathetic Leadership in High Demand | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
  A recent Wall Street Journal Study showed that 20% of employers now offer empathy training for leaders which is up substantially from previous years. Empathy is one of the 15 Emotional Intelligence skills measured in the EQ-I 2.0 assessment. EQ-i 2.0 is a powerful emotional intelligence tool published by Multi-Health Systems (MHS) and used by world class companies as a core instrument for developing high performance teams, groups, and leaders at all levels.

 

It has been completed by millions worldwide and is the premier scientific measure of self-report social emotional intelligence.

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Towards Patient Safety: Promoting Clinical Empathy Through an Experiential Curriculum in Care Transitions Among the Underserved

Towards Patient Safety: Promoting Clinical Empathy Through an Experiential Curriculum in Care Transitions Among the Underserved | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Improving outcomes for patients undergoing transitions of care has become an international priority. A key ingredient of effective care transitions is compassionate care provided by healthcare providers with a good understanding of patients’ post-discharge needs. Enhancing empathy in future physicians is a critical task of medical education best promoted by experiential methods of training that allow for student interaction with patients across care settings.

 

Our curriculum aimed at promoting understanding of the risks associated with care transitions, clinical empathy, and positive attitudes towards patient safety in transitions. The curriculum was delivered to 140 fourth year medical students during their required 4-week inpatient medicine clerkship, using a multimodal approach that combined didactic, experiential, and web-based study.

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(Empathy and Animals) Canine Empathy: Is It Real?

(Empathy and Animals) Canine Empathy: Is It Real? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

In a study recently published in Animal Cognition, dogs displayed emotional contagion after hearing negative emotional sounds from humans and other dogs. This was the first study on canine empathy to compare dogs’ behavioral responses to negative and positive emotional sounds, “[increasing] our knowledge on animal emotions and behavior,” the investigators wrote.
 
Empathy is the ability to recognize and share another individual’s emotions. Emotional contagion is a social phenomenon, previously defined as “an automatic and unconscious emotional state-matching between two individuals.” Various species, including primates and rodents, can demonstrate emotional contagion. Notably, dogs exhibit intraspecies and interspecies emotional contagion, making them an ideal model to study this concept.

 

By JoAnna Pendergrass 

 

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