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Cristina Jiménez on Creating a Culture of Empathy and Advancing Immigration Reform

From the session "Reimagining Citizenship" at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival. Is the spirit of citizenship still alive in America?

 

In this session, Eric Liu leads a conversation with some of America's leading thinkers from the Right and the Left to explore how we can all renew and reinforce a culture of strong citizenship in our nation.

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To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections

To Newspaper Front Page: All Sections | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

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Design and Empathy in a 21st Century Education « Arts for all Queenslanders

Design and Empathy in a 21st Century Education « Arts for all Queenslanders | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Working with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s (CHSDM) education team has enabled me to research and engage with best practice design education. 


I believe that design thinking has the potential to teach 21st century skills and that empathy is a catalyst for quality design education. 


Recent professional reading has led me to the work of economist and cultural theorist Jeremy Rifkin.


  In light of recent economic disasters, Rifkin’s Empathic Civilisation (2010) proclaimed that ‘we are homo-empathicus’.  Researchers from the fields of cognitive neuroscience, child development and behavioural psychology, have found that mirror-neurons in the brains of humans and our fellow mammals are driven by empathic inclinations for collaborative learning.  This inspiring scientific knowledge has reaffirmed my belief that empathy is integral to the design process. 


Terry Deen

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Bill Gates and Bill Drayton Make the Case for Empathy - Social Enterprise Alliance

Bill Gates and Bill Drayton Make the Case for Empathy - Social Enterprise Alliance | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

It might have been pure coincidence, but last month, Bill Drayton, speaking at Toronto's MaRS Discovery District and Bill Gates, at Stanford University in California, made separate cases for why empathy is so important to the social change movement.


By Verity Dimock

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The Land of Empathy and Wonder

The Land of Empathy and Wonder | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder....


I'd like to live in the land where empathy and wonder rule.

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The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students

The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

by Tim Elmore 

Storytelling, to a degree, can provide instruction closer to a real-life experience than a didactic lecture full of statistics. Here are some simple suggestions on how to capitalize on storytelling as you teach or lead students....


If you have your ear to the ground at all these days, you've heard of the significance of stories among students. Narrative has replaced so many forms of argument and persuasion. I wonder, however, if you've ever discovered why? Further, have you read how telling stories actually cultivates empathy in students?


A new neuroscience study may explain why telling stories builds empathy and why, when you tell a good one, people act as if they're watching it unfold before them.

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Empathy, logic and science. Can you trust Empathy and should you rely on Empathy alone?

Empathy, logic and science. Can you trust Empathy and should you rely on Empathy alone? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Can you Trust Empathy and rely on it alone?
 

Empathy as we know it is a complex ability that is influenced by both outward stimuli and our own state of mind. While focusing our Empathy in one direction often helps us discern the answers we seek, it just as often can be hijacked by sudden and highly charged emotions coming from within or from those we are close to and even by a passing stranger.

I believe Empathy can be trusted but to do so one must have strong focus and lots of practice with control over one's own emotions.
We must be able to ignore all other internal and external stimuli except as it pretains to our focus. However, it takes practice to decipher what is and is not related.

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Building User Empathy at Company Scale: Yahoo's User Night - Michael Kronthal, Yahoo!

Building User Empathy at Company Scale: Yahoo's User Night - Michael Kronthal, Yahoo! | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

This presentation will describe how the Yahoo! UX research team attempted to overcome these limitations through a company wide empathy program, the obstacles encountered, and the lessons learned in trying to build user empathy at company scale.

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Motivation Through User Empathy

This session will describe a company-wide program to generate user empathy among one company's engineering workforce through direct user interaction. Attendees will learn about how the program was designed to address key challenges, the results achieved, and the lessons learned.


https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkronthal

http://www.askvisory.com/mkronthal 


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New Ebook! "How to Practice Empathy" - Free on Kindle for Next 5 Days! - Relationship Up

New Ebook! "How to Practice Empathy" - Free on Kindle for Next 5 Days! - Relationship Up | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Yesterday, our latest ebook went live on the Amazon Kindle store! The book is on the all important skill of empathy. This ebook is FREE for download onto your Kindle device or app for the next 5 days – from today until this Saturday, August 23, 2014. 


After you read the book please remember to leave a review on Amazon too! Click the link below to get the ebook:   How to Practice Empathy: Connect Deeply with Others and Create Meaningful Relationships   Book Description: The greatest human desire is the desire to be understood People are understood through empathy. Empathy is the most important …

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"THE EMPATHY IMPERATIVE," A Philosophical/Theological Novel

"THE EMPATHY IMPERATIVE," A Philosophical/Theological Novel | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

What would our world be like if our primary motivating force was neither self-interest nor religion, but the concept that the sages and most religions suggest; universal empathy?


How could such a world be realized?

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Framework for Change

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Got empathy?

Got empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Can teaching kids empathy change the world? That's the idea behind the $100,000 prizes offered this summer by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in partnership with Ashoka Changemakers, a group that tries to promote and connect social innovators from around the world.


The competition offers four cash grants of $100,000 to Bay Area projects that "cultivate empathy skills to strengthen communities and to equip young people to become leaders of change."


Palo Alto-based Project Happiness won $1,000 as an "Early Entry Prize Winner" in the contest and is among the 86 semi-finalists culled from 200 groups initially seeking the larger prizes. 

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Improve your online relationships with a dose of empathy

Improve your online relationships with a dose of empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Empathy provides the crucial bridge that allows for the understanding of situations different than your own. That sense of community fosters open source because community implies inclusiveness and connectivity, two hallmarks of the open source mindset.


Martin Buber wrote "Ich und Du," translated as "I and Thou," which suggests that we, as humans, address objects in one of two ways: as an "it," an object that exists objectively, which is used or experienced, or as a "thou," or "you," in which case the object exists in the context of relationship.  


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Teaching Empathy in Early Childhood

Teaching Empathy in Early Childhood | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Classroom Empathy Development Inspirations…
 

  • Sharing circles – encourage expression of thoughts and feelings 
  • Role play – provide resources for children to develop empathy through imaginative play
  • ‘Hello’ game – children pair up and respond to teacher prompts by sharing with each other times when they felt a certain way (e.g. Share about a time when you felt happy and why)
  • Feelings art – children create art to represent different feelings and refer to these as discussion pieces when talking about emotions in the classroom at any time
  •  Class Friend ...



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Primatologist Frans de Waal on the Science of Cooperation and Empathy

Primatologist Frans de Waal on the Science of Cooperation and Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

I had also documented what I called “chimpanzees consolation,” where one individual is distressed and others come over and groom and kiss and those kind of things, and I never made much of that until I went to a lecture by Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, who explained how she studied empathy in children.


She would ask a family member to cry and say, “I’m sick,” and cough, and see how young children would react. The young children would touch them and stroke them and kiss them.


Zahn-Waxler called that an expression
of “empathy,” or “sympathetic concern.”


And I said, “If that’s empathy, then I see lots of empathy in my chimpanzees.” I had never attached that label to it, but then I got interested in that side of it.

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Chimps show empathy by mimicking pupil size - life - 22 August 2014 - New Scientist

Chimps show empathy by mimicking pupil size - life - 22 August 2014 - New Scientist | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Humans and chimps both involuntarily mimic pupil dilation in others – but only if those others are members of the same species


Chimpanzees and humans may share the same ability to empathise with other individuals by involuntarily matching their pupil size.

The mimicry only appears to work between two humans or between two chimpanzees but not between species, suggesting the signalling reinforces social bonds within species.

We already know that pupils change shape in response to a new, unfamiliar target: they tend to constrict initially and, after a fraction of a second, readjust and dilate. There's evidence that human pupils dilate more rapidly while adjusting if their owner is interacting with another human whose pupils are also dilating. The dilation-adjustment happens more slowly if the other human's pupils are constricting. But it is unclear when this pupil mimicry began in evolutionary terms.

To investigate, Mariska Kret at th

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We Will Never Reach Peace Without Intimate Empathy

We Will Never Reach Peace Without Intimate Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

When my kids fight with each other, and especially when my eldest intentionally hurts one of his little brothers, my default is sadly to lash out in anger: to yell at him, banish him to his room, force him to stop. It never helps.


He is still little enough that I can physically restrain him, though that won’t last long. But my anger has never stopped his anger.

What does help is empathy.


When I manage to control my anger long enough to listen to him, understand why he felt wronged, and empathize with him, he softens, as do I.


by LeahSolomon

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Be a better CEO: The chief empathy officer

Be a better CEO: The chief empathy officer | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Some organizations, such as the Cleveland Clinic, which sponsored the Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit for the past five years, push the motto that providers must offer not only excellent clinical and physical experiences, but emotional ones as well.


The University of Utah now publishes ratings based on patient surveys regarding the personal treatment they received from staff during their stay. The survey asks whether doctors made eye contact or showed concern for the patients' questions or worries, Hall says.


Healthcare providers must put themselves in their patients' shoes, and think about emotional treatment from their perspective, according to Hall. "We need people like that in healthcare, caregivers who have both brains and heart," he says.


"And perhaps a new hospital CEO position--Chief Empathy Officer." 

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Is There A Market For Empathy?

Is There A Market For Empathy? | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

by Jessica Berlinski 
 

I remember exactly where I was when I learned about the Sandy Hook massacre: in San Francisco, up early, getting coffee in a hotel restaurant. News reports of the 20 children and six adults killed by a former student at the elementary school blasted out of the television. I couldn’t stop watching—horrified, saddened, disbelieving..


The climate is ripe for video game companies and investors to make money on empathy-building games for two reasons: parents want them, and they align with an identified market trend towards greater empathy.

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How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.


What is the solution?

We focused on nurturing self-compassion, which means becoming mindfully aware of the pain one feels when experiencing moments of failure, recognizing that such shortcomings are common to all human beings, and then evoking a sense of kindness and care toward one’s self in those moments.


By Linda Graham 

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DNews Video: Animal Empathy: Gorilla Cries Over Robin Williams

DNews Video: Animal Empathy: Gorilla Cries Over Robin Williams | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Are animals empathetic? World famous Koko the Gorilla, said to have mourned the death of comedic legend Robin Williams, reignites the debate over just how much empathy animals can muster, even across species

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Do all animals have empathy? | Discover Wildlife

Do all animals have empathy? | Discover Wildlife | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

But animals that are not so conspicuously brainy, from chickens to ants, show distinct physiological responses when members of their own species are in distress.


This might be hard to ascribe to anything other than hard-wired, instinctive behaviour. If that is indeed the case, then it could be that what we describe as empathy, even in humans, is simply the kind of behaviour that one expects natural selection to favour in social animals.

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The Power of Empathy: Leadership and Listening : HRVoice.org

The Power of Empathy: Leadership and Listening : HRVoice.org | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

By Isabelle St-Jean

Leadership and the Language of Empathy
A strong resonance carried over in a subsequent breakout session, “Why Empathy Should Matter” led Dr. Craig Dowden. Via awareness generating exercises and a list of recommended reads on the subject, Dr. Dowden made an eloquent case for the importance of empathy in the workplace.


Citing The Narcissism Epidemic, which measures a drop of empathy in our culture of 30 per cent in the past few decades, Dr. Dowden focused on what can be done to turn the tide on such numbers.


Once again, learning to listen
— and with more than our ears—
is key.


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Chris Brown's curator insight, August 21, 11:17 AM


"...true leadership is not about emulating the greatest leader we know—it’s about unleashing the best version of the most authentic and unique person that resides within each of us."


This is a powerful statement from the end of this article that covers a wide variety of suggestions to help increase awareness and impact empathy.  


St.-Jean points out that the Center for Creative Leadership highlights four indicators of empathy among successful leaders:

  • being sensitive to signs of overwork in others;
  • showing interest in the needs of others;
  • being consistently willing to help; and
  • the ability to convey compassion.


Building you skills of listening and responding to others in the workplace helps make a leader successful.


Note, especially the idea of leadership agility and how improvisational skills help fill this gap.

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Activating Empathy to Create Change News Roundup

Activating Empathy to Create Change News Roundup | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

Finalists will be revealed on 9/3! Until then, we’ve rounded up top stories about empathy making waves as a powerful driver of change in communities.


(Photo: NERDS (Native Education Raising Dedicated Students) is a Semi-Finalist of the Building Vibrant Communities challenge and is featured on the Ashoka Changemakers Instagram this week!)


But first, a few announcements:


The Ashoka Changemakers Instagram will be featuring entrants of the Building Vibrant Communities challenge through September. Follow @ashokachangemakers and #PackardEmpathy to see change in action from the entrants and voice your support!


Semi-finalists have gone through peer review and can revise their entries through 8/20—stay tuned for the Finalists announcement on 9/3 and see who made it through!

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Walking in Your Shoes

Walking in Your Shoes | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

To walk in the other person's shoes is perhaps the most important first step we can do to develop our emotional intelligence. This is called "empathy," and it is defined as the capacity to experience another person's point of view.


British philosopher Roman Krznaric who studied the topic in depth, observes that empathy includes also understanding the other's feelings, and using that understanding to guide our actions.

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Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment

Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

He was getting first rate medical care but he was not feeling cared for. What seems to be missing in this scenario is empathy, the ability to recognize emotions being experienced by another.


Empathy may not even be on the agenda in medical school or in hospitals.... 
 

Some have tried sprucing up the décor and
the menu, but they need to add empathy
to the menu.
 

When empathy -- or lack thereof -- in health care makes Harvard Business Review, it's time for hospitals to take notice. Dr. Thomas H. Lee wrote in HBR, "Social network scientists have shown that emotions and values can spread in a community with the same patterns as infectious diseases." He believes that if empathy was stressed in health care settings, "We would see an increase in the proportion of clinicians and other personnel who are clearly tuned in to what was really happening to patients and their families."



Eric J. Hall 

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