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Guggenheim Symposium - Empathy, Affect, and the Photographic Image

Learn more at http://www.guggenheim.org/dijkstra

 

In conjunction with Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, on view at the Guggenheim Museum June 29-October 8, 2012, leading scholars discussed the role that empathy plays in the interactions among photographer, subject, and viewer. Organized by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, and moderated by George Baker, University of California, Los Angeles.

Introduction, Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Moderator introduction, George Baker, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

"The Age of Empathy" and Rineke Dijkstra's Photographic Portraits, Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

You've Lost That Loving Feeling, Johanna Burton, Director of the Graduate Program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

For Rineke Dijkstra, a Tiergarten is Not a Tear Garden, Carol Mavor, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Manchester

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The Empathy Movement Magazine: Front Page

The Empathy Movement Magazine: Front Page | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Visit the individual magazines specifically for empathy and;

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*   Compassionate Communications (NVC)

*   Curriculums
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*   Teaching - Learning
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The Power of Empathy: Digital Summit Charlotte 2015 - YouTube

Sarah Weise, UX Director at Booz Allen Hamilton presents "The Power of Empathy" at Digital Summit Charlotte in April 2015. Follow  


8:00 digital overload. - practice empathy

empathy doesn't just happen. we make it happen


3 ways to make it happen


1. make a non judgmental space to share feelings. build a  space for empathy and they will come and share.


2. listen and pay attention to feelings.
observing versus feeling the feelings

listen to the feelings behind the words.

 

3. be the customers


Empathy is a beaken in today's technology obsessed world. Without empathy we will grow father and father apart from each other, fosaking the connections that make us human. Without empathy our children will think connections are nothing more than likes and shares.

Let's plan for empathy. 


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Study: Empathy key to popularity for young kids

Study: Empathy key to popularity for young kids | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Kids who understand others' feelings tend to be more popular in school, an analysis of 20 studies found.

Researchers looked at the relationship between "theory of mind" and popularity, and noted that of the 2,096 children the studies represented, those who were best able to understand complex social situations were usually the most popular.


Theory of mind is the ability to both understand one's own mental state and to understand that others have different perspectives. The research, published in Child Development, focused on mostly middle-class kids ages 2 to 10 from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

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2015 Skoll World Forum: No Peace Without Empathy

2015 Skoll World Forum: No Peace Without Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Treating individuals and situations with nuance means there is no single path forward from here — no “one size fits all” approach to fighting exploitation excused as a manifestation of religious belief.


However, as one delegate concluded,

“At the core of human rights is empathy, and if we don’t get closer to empathy, we won’t get closer to peace.”


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Empathy-building Through Museums: A Teacher’s Guide

Empathy-building Through Museums: A Teacher’s Guide | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

After years of studying the history of Islamic art and museum studies, the activity at the Exploratorium was the first time Elif felt an exhibit enabled her to face her own behavior and how empathy clearly affected her day-to-day choices.


Ever since, she has been fascinated with what she calls “empathy-building through museums,” or “empathy hacking”  – strategically designing museums, exhibitions, and their educational programming to serve as platforms for the exploration of empathy.


In her own words: “My goal is to make museums platforms where empathy can be built, explored, nurtured, and harnessed strategically towards personal and social progress.”


Such spaces could be an exciting destination for class fieldtrips, and a site at which children could build upon the lessons they learn in school. Here are a few fast facts about empathy-building through museums, to get you thinking about how you’d like your favorite exhibits to transform:


By Emlyn Crenshaw

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How I Taught My Son the Skill of Empathy At An Early Age

How I Taught My Son the Skill of Empathy At An Early Age | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It helps distinguish one's own feelings from the feelings of others, as well as regulate our emotional responses. Here's how I taught my son the skill of empathy at an early age, while encouraging him to maintain his personal boundaries.

Give Your Child Consistent Emotional And Mental Support.


Children are more likely to develop a sense of empathy when their own needs are consistently being met at home.


I made certain to always address my child's needs in a healthy manner and teach him to cope with negative emotions by using simple problem solving exercises.

Carmen Sakurai

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Autism Summer Seminar: Mirror Neurons, Empathy and Autism

Autism Summer Seminar: Mirror Neurons, Empathy and Autism | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
This brief but intense summer seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to critically examine research concerning mirror neurons as well as the role mirror neurons have come to play in providing an explanation of a variety of psychological phenomena, in particular the role mirror neurons are alleged to play in the foundations of autism. The summer seminar will provide a formal occasion and central location for philosophers and scholars from various disciplines from around the world to work together to critically analyze the neuroscience research of mirror neurons, as well as the implications that research has had in how autism is now conceptualized and treated.
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If… Game Co-founder: It’s Time for Games that Teach Empathy

If… Game Co-founder: It’s Time for Games that Teach Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

If… Co-founder Berlinski: “The climate is ripe for video game companies and investors to make money on empathy-building games…”


By Jessica Berlinski 

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6 Fun Ways to Practice Environmental Empathy

6 Fun Ways to Practice Environmental Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

We don’t just live on the Earth — we live with it, too.


Empathy doesn’t stop with how we treat the people around us; it extends out to our environment, too. We don’t just live on the Earth, after all— we live with it, too. Studies show that empathizing with our environments can lead to a greater care for the planet. Caring for the world around us will help us take better care of ourselves and our relationships with others.


Here are a few quick tips for practicing environmental empathy, wherever you are.


By Erika Bullock


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Teen Years Are a Window of Opportunity to Learn Empathy

Teen Years Are a Window of Opportunity to Learn Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Q: I read your column on how teens develop empathy. Could you please provide more information about recent research on the topic?


A: Researchers are finding that the teen years are a window of opportunity for adults to help adolescents develop empathy—the capacity to feel concern for others and understand their perspective.


A common assumption in the past was that children’s capacity for empathy was mostly formed by adolescence. Numerous brain-imaging and behavioral studies in recent years, however, show that areas of the brain involved in understanding the mental states of others continue to develop through the teen years, according to a 2014 research review in the Annual Review of Psychology.


Social behaviors teens develop in adolescence have a formative impact on brain development and may become lifelong patterns, says the study by researchers at University College London, England, and the National Institute of Mental Health, in Bethesda, Md.


By SUE SHELLENBARGER

image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolescence

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Why the LBGT and Religious Community Both Feel Under Siege

Why the LBGT and Religious Community Both Feel Under Siege | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The illusion of a shared culture can make empathy harder in the age of social media.

America has always been made up of far flung communities and hundreds of subcultures. More than ever before, we're all in tangential contact with, and we've become potential targets of, nearly every other subculture.


That vulnerability could prompt us to increase our mistrust ... or our empathy. The latter course would serve us better.


CONOR FRIEDERSDORF

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Empathy Fatigue: Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Professional Counselors

Empathy Fatigue: Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Professional Counselors

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Many mental health practitioners present symptoms that are consistent with their clients' anxiety and stress-related disorders. It comes as no surprise, then, that secondary traumatic stress - the stress that comes from treating survivors of traumatic events - is now officially recognized by the American Counseling Associations' Task Force on Counselor Wellness.
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The next revolution in health care? Empathy | Paul Rosen | TEDx

The next revolution in health care? Empathy | Paul Rosen | TEDxWilmington
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This concept used to be called "bedside manners" and he has a good point that medical professionals should "return" to it.  The same applies to education.  Teachers try, but it is very hard in the system we have built over the last century. to truly have that empathy based on real understanding of each student. -Lon

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‘Design empathy’ builds inclusive spaces for people with autism

‘Design empathy’ builds inclusive spaces for people with autism | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

ALEX BOZIKOVIC


There was very little research available on the topic, so Paron-Wildes conducted her own, developing guidelines for architects and helping design facilities for children with autism.


But she also finds “design empathy,” as she puts it, valuable in the offices she designs with her day job. “We have a range of human spectrums,” she says.

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Kelton Presents “The Empathetic Way: Effectively Leveraging Empathy Within Your Organization”

Kelton Presents “The Empathetic Way: Effectively Leveraging Empathy Within Your Organization” | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
This week, Gareth Schweitzer, Kelton’s co-founder and President, presented “The Empathetic Way: Effectively Leveraging Empathy Within Your Organization” at the IIR FUSE Conference in Chicago, IL.


As a takeaway, each attendee was given a one-pager on how to effectively use empathy to change their business for the better.

At Kelton, we are constantly seeking to employ empathy in our research methodologies, allowing our clients to put themselves in the shoes of their customers to truly see through their vantage point. In Gareth’s past life as a journalist, as well as his currently life as a strategic researcher, he knows that connecting to a reader or a consumer is vital to telling a compelling story.

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Differences need empathy, not “study”

Ask anyone who identifies as trans and they'll tell you don't have to "study" anything; all that's necessary is understanding and empathy-building.


Doing so is very easy, even in classes below Grade 6, since Red: A Crayon's Story gives brilliant, nonpreachy commentary on the effect labels imposed by society can have if your real nature is actually different than anything your culture is desperate to expect according to stereotypes.

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Teen Years Are a Window of Opportunity to Learn Empathy

Teen Years Are a Window of Opportunity to Learn Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Q: I read your column on how teens develop empathy. Could you please provide more information about recent research on the topic?


A: Researchers are finding that the teen years are a window of opportunity for adults to help adolescents develop empathy—the capacity to feel concern for others and understand their perspective.


A common assumption in the past was that children’s capacity for empathy was mostly formed by adolescence. Numerous brain-imaging and behavioral studies in recent years, however, show that areas of the brain involved in understanding the mental states of others continue to develop through the teen years, according to a 2014 research review in the Annual Review of Psychology.


Social behaviors teens develop in adolescence have a formative impact on brain development and may become lifelong patterns, says the study by researchers at University College London, England, and the National Institute of Mental Health, in Bethesda, Md.


By SUE SHELLENBARGER

image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolescence

#Empathy Movement Magazine 

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How the Brain Works - Is the Brain Wired for Empathy?

How the Brain Works - Is the Brain Wired for Empathy?
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Empathy and 'Shared Experiences'

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"I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person."

~ Walt Whitman


At the heart of any relationship is communication, and at the heart of any communication is an understanding of the other person, or empathy. Empathy is being able to remove yourself from your own perspective and ‘walk in their shoes’ or‘see the world through their eyes’ (the metaphors are endless). This isn’t easy though. It’s easier just to step up on your soapbox and preach, letting ideology take over – however well intended.


Empathy isn’t sympathy though. I view the road to empathy as sharing another’s experience. It’s not enough to look at the world on ‘the other side of the tracks,’ you actually have to take that risk, step across and look at the world from that other side.


 by Clay Forsberg

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CFS Conference: Empathy, Group Membership and We-Intentionality – University of Copenhagen

CFS Conference: Empathy, Group Membership and We-Intentionality – University of Copenhagen | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

An Interdisciplinary Conference

  1. How does empathy enable social or group identity?
  2. Does group membership affect interpersonal understanding, and how does it modulate empathy along in-group/out-group divides?
  3. Can groups be targets of empathy, or individuals only?
  4. Are collaborating individuals better empathizers?


Confirmed Speakers

  • Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick)
  • Thomas Fuchs (University of Heidelberg)
  • Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
  • Joel Krueger (University of Exeter)
  • Heidi L. Maibom (University of Cincinnati)
  • John Michael (Central European University/CFS)
  • Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
  • Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi (University of Warsaw)
  • Alessandro Salice (CFS)
  • Jan Slaby (Free University Berlin)
  • Thomas Szanto (CFS)
  • Joona Taipale (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Dan Zahavi (CFS)
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Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy: While the three previous categories refer to a person’s internal emotions, this one deals with the emotions of others. Empathy is the skill and practice of reading the emotions of others and responding appropriately...


Your emotions are only one half of all your relationships. It’s the half you focus on the most, sure, but that’s only because you hang out with yourself every day. All the other people that matter to you have their own set of feelings, desires, triggers and fears.


Empathy is your most important skill for navigating your relationships. Empathy is a life-long skill, but here are some tips you can use to practice empathy.


  • Shut up and listen: 
  • Take up a contrary position to your own:
  • Don’t just know, try to understand: 


ERIC RAVENSCRAFT



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Emotional intelligence is not something that is taught, but it is learnable and requires teachers. Teachers are role models and pedagogues who lead in this sense.

 

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Child Development Scholar Suggests Strategies to Build Foundation for Empathy, Tolerance

Child Development Scholar Suggests Strategies to Build Foundation for Empathy, Tolerance | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Select groups and activities that include a variety of children, suggests Bradford Wiles, so your child will learn to see the value in all people. Wiles, assistant professor at Kansas State University in early childhood development, explains that developing empathy for others has a positive effect on children and the adults they become.This classroom is made up of preschool children on the Manhattan campus.


Somewhere between the ages of 3 and 5, children start to develop the understanding that other people have thoughts and feelings, too.

"When you understand that, and can take another person's perspective, that is part of empathy," 


Wiles gives other suggestions on how to help children learn empathy and tolerance:"


  • Book with diverse characters....
  • Inclusive classrooms and play groups...
  • Talk. ...
  • Voice your expectations and aspirations for the child. ...
  •  No TV....
  •  Play materials that have multicultural aspect....
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The Empathy Effect: How Empathy Drives Common Values, Social Justice and Environmental Action

The Empathy Effect:  How Empathy Drives Common Values, Social Justice and Environmental Action | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

By Roman Krznaric

This paper has been written for Friends of the Earth’s Big Ideas project as a contribution to the topic of ‘Identity and Consumerism’. 

 http://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/empathy-effect-roman-krznaric-76075.pdf


Contents


1.Introduction: From Self-Interest to Common Interest


2.The Scientific Foundations of Empathy

2.1 The Two Types of Empathy

2.2 How Empathy Develops and Impacts on Behaviour

2.3 The Social Distribution of Empathy


3.Empathy as a Force for Social Change

3.1 Collective Empathy in Human History

3.2 Harnessing Empathy as a Campaigning Tool


4.Using Empathy to Shift Identities from ‘Me’ to ‘We’ 4.1 Empathy Education

4.2 The Empathy-Community Circle 5.Challenges for Empathy Campaigning


5.1 Empathy Across Distance, with Future Generations and Out-Groups

5.2 Empathy with the Natural World 5.3 Power, Inequality and Institutions


6.Conclusion: A 21st Century Empathy Agenda




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A Rumor of Empathy: Empathy: What it is and why it matters - an Interview with David Howe | VoiceAmerica™

A Rumor of Empathy: Empathy: What it is and why it matters - an Interview with David Howe | VoiceAmerica™ | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Join Lou Agosta for a conversation with special guest, David How, about David's book Empathy: What It Is and Why It Matters. We will inquire into the deep history of empathy in the evolution of the species; the empathic brain; how empathy develops in children – and in the community; individual differences in the level of empathy; what happens when empathy is absent or missing; the role of empathy in psychotherapy and the helping professions; empathy, morality, and pro-social behavior.


We will explore the idea that empathy humanizes people and their relationships – that empathy is about our shared humanity.


The includes but is bigger than the idea that an experience of feeling is communicated for the one person to the other. Without the other person, one loses one’s humanity. One is left without vitality, aliveness, or energy. In short, one is left depressed. This is the book I wish I had written. In empathy, one is simply in the presence of another person.

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Intellectual Empathy

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Intellectual Empathy provides a step-by-step method for facilitating discussions of socially divisive issues.


Maureen Linker, a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, developed Intellectual Empathy after more than a decade of teaching critical thinking in metropolitan Detroit, one of the most racially and economically divided urban areas, at the crossroads of one of the Midwest’s largest Muslim communities.


The skills acquired through Intellectual Empathy have proven to be significant for students who pursue careers in education, social work, law, business, and medicine.

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