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The Truth About Empathy - Jotwell: Courts Law - In Defense of Judicial Empathy

The Truth About Empathy - Jotwell: Courts Law - In Defense of Judicial Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

With In Defense of Judicial Empathy, Thomas Colby undertakes the first comprehensive scholarly treatment and defense of the President’s arguments and of empathy as an essential and unavoidable component of good judicial decisionmaking. And he ties the centrality of empathy to broader debates over the judicial role.


Colby begins by identifying and correcting the arguable cause of much of the controversy over the President’s standard—the confusion between empathy and sympathy. While empathy is a relatively new word of contested meaning, Colby adopts the dictionary definition: the “action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.”


Empathy is the cognitive skill of being able to see a situation from someone else’s perspective and to understand how and why someone sees, feels, and acts as they do. That is fundamentally different than sympathy, through which a person is affected by and acts in support of the feelings of another. As Colby puts it, sympathy is feeling for someone; empathy is feeling with someone.

 by Howard M. Wasserman
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To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

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Dispelling the Myth of Empathy in Patient Care

Dispelling the Myth of Empathy in Patient Care | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy in patient care would be a myth if it could not be operationally defined, if it could not be quantitatively measured, if it could not be taught, and if it could not predict clinical outcomes. In this blog I provide evidence to dispel the myth.


Definition: Empathic engagement is the pillar of the patient-doctor relationship, which is not only beneficial to the patient, but also to the doctor.  Because of the ambiguity associated with the concept of empathy, based on an extensive review of the literature, we defined empathy in the context of medical education and patient care as “predominantly a cognitive (as opposed to emotional or affective) attribute that involves an understanding (as opposed to feeling) of patients’ concerns and experiences combined with a capacity to communicate this understanding, and an intention to help.”


The key components (in Italics) underscore their significance in this definition, and make a distinction between empathy (predominantly a cognitive attribute) and sympathy (predominantly an affective or emotional reaction), which have different consequences in patient care.


We found that empathy erodes as
medical students progress through
medical school, 


by  Mohammadreza Hojat

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Video: Do customers need more empathy

Video: Do customers need more empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Do customers need more empathy? How do you know?


The 29 Quality Assurance Mistakes to Avoid e-book and self-assessment includes the question Do you include the customers’ rating of agents’ empathy to their situation as part of your current quality process?  The e-book contains reflective questions designed to uncover opportunities with Quality Assurance programs within contact centers. Identifying opportunities or detecting weaknesses is a critical step on the journey to elevate your contact center to one of undeniable importance to the organization. Let’s not get too focused on finding answers in a benchmarking report.


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Designing for empathy, with Papo & Yo dev Minority Media

Designing for empathy, with  Papo & Yo  dev Minority Media | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Some creators would rather avoid labels for their work, out of fear of being pigeonholed. But Vander Caballero, designer at Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, believes his style of games -- the kind that are focused on the human condition -- need a label in order to thrive... 
 
That recognition would come under the label of "empathy games," a term that Caballerosuggested in a GDC 2014 talk.


In empathy games, the main experience is
driven by players' desire to understand
and relate to the emotions of other
avatars or players...

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Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes

Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

David Graeber: Why has the basic logic of austerity been accepted by everyone? Because solidarity has come to be viewed as a scourge.


And humans being the empathetic creatures that they are, knowledge leads to compassion.


The rich and powerful, meanwhile, can remain oblivious and uncaring, because they can afford to. Numerous psychological studies have recently confirmed this. Those born to working-class families invariably score far better at tests of gauging others' feelings than scions of the rich, or professional classes.


In a way it's hardly surprising. After all, this is what being "powerful" is largely about: not having to pay a lot of attention to what those around one are thinking and feeling. The powerful employ others to do that for them.

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Tanner Lectures: The Paradoxes of Empathy - Seminar

2014 Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Harvard

 April 8 - 10, 2014  - Thursday, April 10, 4:00pm

Introduction:
Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Harvard Divinity School
Pusey Minister, Memorial Church

Panelists:
Amy Hollywood
Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Richard Kearney
The Charles B. Seelig Professor in Philosophy, Boston College

Emma Rothschild
Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, Harvard University

Regina Schwartz
Professor of English, Northwestern University

Nicholas Watson
Professor of English, Harvard University

Moderator:
Homi K. Bhabha
Director, Mahindra Humanities Center


Rowan Williams  http://j.mp/P5oczo

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Tanner Lectures: The Paradoxes of Empathy - LECTURE 1 "The Other as Myself: Empathy and Power"

2014 Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Harvard
 
April 8 - 10, 2014 LECTURE 1 "The Other as Myself: Empathy and Power"
  http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/paradoxes-empathy


Rowan Williams http://j.mp/P5oczo

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Tanner Lectures: The Paradoxes of Empathy: April 8 - 10, 2014

Tanner Lectures: The Paradoxes of Empathy: April 8 - 10, 2014 | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Rowan Williams 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
 http://j.mp/P5oczo 


LECTURE 1
"The Other as Myself: Empathy and Power" Tuesday, April 8, 4:00 pm

Drew G. Faust - President, Harvard University

Homi K. Bhabha - Director, Mahindra Humanities Center Respondent:

David W. Tracy - Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies, University of Chicago Divinity School


LECTURE 2
"Myself as Stranger: Empathy and Loss" Wednesday, April 9, 4:00pm


David N. Hempton
Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Regina Schwartz Professor of English, Northwestern University


TANNER SEMINAR
Thursday, April 10, 4:00pm


Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Harvard Divinity School
Pusey Minister, Memorial Church


Panelists:
Amy Hollywood - Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Richard Kearney - The Charles B. Seelig Professor in Philosophy, Boston College

Emma Rothschild - Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History, Harvard University

Regina Schwartz


Nicholas Watson - Professor of English, Harvard University


Moderator: Homi K. Bhabha


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At Harvard, Rowan Williams lectures on the paradoxes of empathy

At Harvard, Rowan Williams lectures on the paradoxes of empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
  • Lecture 1 - "The Other as Myself: Empathy and Power"

  • Lecture 2 - "Myself as Stranger: Empathy and Loss"

  • Tanner Seminar



Despite that optimism, “The Paradoxes of Empathy” was the title of the 2014 Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Harvard last week by Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012.



Fellow feeling alone, he argued, cannot serve as a solution to the world’s problems. “An ethical discourse which gives central place to empathy as emotional identification draws our attention away from questions of culture and power,” he told a packed audience in Paine Hall. “Ethics isn’t just about single acts of evil or virtue. Evil is not overcome merely by identifying and correcting the dysfunction of individual brains. It’s inseparably bound in to what is made possible or impossible by structures of habit, belief, and advantage.”


Empathy, therefore, is grounded in
humility. Quoting Stein, he said,
“The empathic position is one in
which we know that we are not the other.” 

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The Force of empathy in advocacy storytelling

The Force of empathy in advocacy storytelling | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

By Ted Fickes 

You need not have watched the first U.S. presidential debate on October 3rd to know what happened. Mitt Romney won the debate in the eyes of most that watched. He succeeded, in part, by creating a narrative, telling stories, and using a strong sense of empathy to connect with  citizens.


The power of empathy in Governor Romney’s debate performance (and the lack of it displayed by President Obama) has been declared significant enough to perhaps turn Romney’s campaign from a languishing also-ran to a possible winner.


But it is empathy that gives stories
their power in advocacy and
campaign communications.

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Can A GoPro Help Build Empathy For S.F.'s 'Extreme' Homeless?

Can A GoPro Help Build Empathy For S.F.'s 'Extreme' Homeless? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Founded by entrepreneur Kevin Adler and a handful of like-minded activists, Homeless GoPro is setting out to bridge the “empathy divide” that keeps San Francisco’s middle and upper classes from interacting with — or often even acknowledging — its 6,500 street dwellers.

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Here’s what happens in your body when you yawn

Here’s what happens in your body when you yawn | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Most of the research on contagious yawning (though a recent paper questioned this connection) has focused on the role of empathy. But we’re not talking about compassion or even cognitive empathy — we’re talking about a really unconscious, low-level impetus to relate to others.


Think, Platek suggests, of a televised sporting event: If you watch a football player get a terrible sports injury on TV, you might flinch, develop a sympathy pain, or react physiologically in some immediate way. This is the type of empathy researchers are referring to when they discuss its role in yawns. Interestingly, people with autism or schizotypal personality disorder — neurological conditions characterised by a lack of even low-level empathy — do not catch yawns as frequently.


This is the type of empathy researchers

are referring to when they discuss

its role in yawns. 

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EMPATHY: How we live with each other

The first of a series of roundtables around the topic of Empathy. 


Recorded July, 2013 at the Massachusetts Historical Society's Dowse Library. Featuring:
Dr. Marco Iacoboni
Dr. Mary Hellen Immordino-Yang
Dr. Robert Weller
Dr. Adam Seligman
Leslie Jamison
Ben Doepke & the SEEK company (host)

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Empathy and Computation - YouTube

Culture of Empathy Builder:  Seung Chan (Slm) Lim
http://j.mp/13ptSKb
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Creating a Better World by Modeling Empathy & Compassion in Our Schools & Communities

Creating a Better World by Modeling Empathy & Compassion in Our Schools & Communities | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Dog Training & Rescue Center 
HEART Chicago, Found Chicago, & Safe Humane Chicago invite you to attend our 2014 luncheon, a panel discussion on the importance of fostering positive relationships with people and animals.

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7 Steps to Self-Compassion with Diabetes

7 Steps to Self-Compassion with Diabetes | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

 By  Leann Harris

What is Self-Compassion?

Self-compassion allows us to do something truly healthy for ourselves. It’s my antidote to shame. Instead of the voices in my head belittling me and making me feel worse, I’m extending to myself the kindness and understanding I crave.


Studies have proved for years that making people feel ashamed and “wrong” in order to change behavior actually has the opposite effect. Self-compassion counteracts damaging message by giving us the space to experience less anxiety and stress, and really feel our value as a human.


So here’s what I do:

  1. When I notice my inner critic getting into action, I mindfully stop and acknowledge what is happening. “I’m beating myself up again in an effort to motivate action.” This first step of noticing is crucial and can be learned....
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Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.


a recent study published in The Journal of Environmental Education finds that’s not true.


In fact, the study suggests that people appear more willing to take action if the perceived threat involves some kind of beloved creature other than them. And the reason is that, at least when it comes to climate change,


people seem more motivated by empathy
for non-human others than their
own self-interest. 

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Call for Papers: Empathy-Based Systems Design

Call for Papers: Empathy-Based Systems Design | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

An upcoming issue of Cutter IT Journal will explore the application of empathy as the basis of system design.


Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • What opportunities does an empathy-based approach provide?
  • What are the incremental costs and benefits of an empathy-based approach?
  • What are some examples of successes realized by industry leaders who have already leveraged this approach?
  • What are the challenges and impediments to an empathy-based approach?
  • What are the potential applications of an empathy-based approach beyond “core” technology?
  • How is empathy in design different or similar to EQ?
  • What impact does empathy in design have on Change Management as a discipline and as a process step in system implementation?
  • What specific steps within an SDLC might be directly altered using an empathy-based design approach and what would be the overall impact?
  • How does empathy as the basis of design align to brand management?
  • What relevance does empathy have on a customer-centric/customer-connected/customer- collaboration approach to business in the 21st century?


by Christine Generali 

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Tanner Lectures: The Paradoxes of Empathy - Lecture 2 - "Myself as Stranger: Empathy and Loss"

2014 Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Harvard


LECTURE 2
"Myself as Stranger: Empathy and Loss"
Wednesday, April 9, 4:00pm
Paine Hall, Music Building

Introduction:
David N. Hempton
Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Respondent:
Regina Schwartz
Professor of English, Northwestern University


Rowan Williams http://j.mp/P5oczo

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WATCH: Homeless Man Volunteering For Video Project Calls Out Technology For Stealing Our Souls

WATCH: Homeless Man Volunteering For Video Project Calls Out Technology For Stealing Our Souls | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Meet Adam Reichart. He's a 44-year-old homeless man who lives in San Francisco. In his city alone there are 6,500 men and women living without homes. Those are the people Reichart hoped to shine a light on when he agreed to volunteer as part of the Homeless GoPro project.


And he's got some wisdom to share:
 

"People are losing their compassion and
their empathy, not just for homeless people
but for society in general."



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Trials of empathy - Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury, Tanner Lectures

Trials of empathy - Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury,  Tanner Lectures | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

2014 Tanner Lectures on Human Values delivered at Harvard


Empathy, Rowan Williams argued in his first Tanner Lecture, is a tool for seeing the self.


Yate yesterday, in a packed Paine Hall, Rowan Williams, the 104th archbishop of Canterbury, gave the first of his Tanner Lectures on Human Values — part of a traditional series delivered at nine or more universities across the world since 1979.


With a complex critique of empathy, he quickly got into the spirit of what philanthropist Obert Clark Tanner intended for the series he founded: “a search,” Harvard President Drew Faust reminded the audience, “for a better understanding of human behavior and human values.”

And who better to investigate the meaning of empathy, said Homi K. Bhabha in his introduction, than Williams, a theologian, philosopher of language, poet, and translator? 


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Williams used his Tuesday lecture,
“The Other as Myself: Empathy and Power,”
to critique certain ideas of empathy:

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Empathy: How Should We Care About One Another?

Empathy: How Should We Care About One Another? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Kelly McEvers talks to Leslie Jamison, author of the new essay collection, The Empathy Exams: Essays. The book takes the writer on a quest to figure out how others feel empathy.


Author Leslie Jamison says that as an emotional response, empathy is always perched precariously between gift and invasion. Her new book of essays is called "The Empathy Exams." In it, she writes about prisoners, medical students, extreme runners and ex-boyfriends. It's all part of her quest to understand how others feel empathy and how she can feel it, too.

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Mental illness on screen – a new world of hopes and aspirations

Mental illness on screen – a new world of hopes and aspirations | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

It is a basic tenet of mainstream filmmaking that you want the audience to identify with your protagonist: to go on an emotional journey with them, to empathise with them. What, then, are the particular challenges filmmakers face when the protagonist is living with a mental illness?


Given the stigma that is still prevalent towards mental illness, how can filmmakers break down these barriers that inhibit the empathetic relationship between character and viewer? 


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If sympathy suggests feeling for someone
(that is, feeling sorry for them),
empathy is distinguished by
feeling with them.
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Empathy and a 7th Grade History Class

Empathy and a 7th Grade History Class | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

This post is part of my Professional Growth Plan documentation on how I’m using Design Thinking in my classroom


One Grade 7 assignment I have done the past few years is a trial set during the Industrial Revolution, where students must answer the question: Should children be allowed to work in factories?

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Leslie Jamison "The Empathy Exams" - YouTube

Leslie Jamison discusses her book with her aunt Kay Jamison at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C...  


Kay Jamison give introduction.

  • will talk about empathy

  • has bipolar

Leslie Jamison

  • Reads from chapter 1.

  • Q and A

    • Standard patient process works was good.

    • Does one learn empathy, teach empathy, is it something that's modeled?

    • Empathy and violent Video games?

    • How  to deal with someone with manic/depression?

    • What's difference between empathy and sympathy?

    • A Doctor: Listening but wanting to be known as well? The need to help, listening and being know yourself?

    • How has the inquiry into empathy feed your creative imagination as a writer?

    • Learning about the author.  Relationship between self disclosure and empathy?

    • How came to write essays?

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'Empathy Exams' Is A Virtuosic Manifesto Of Human Pain

'Empathy Exams' Is A Virtuosic Manifesto Of Human Pain | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Leslie Jamison's new book of essays, The Empathy Exams, combines the intellectual and the emotional to explore the humanizing effect of empathy. Heller McAlpin calls it a "soaring performance."

 

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