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Problem Solving Versus Empathy

Problem Solving Versus Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

A classical relationship problem is the dichotomy between solving a problem and providing empathy. If you really want to understand this, spend two minutes and watch the awesome "It's Not About The Nail" video below...

 

If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or VC take a moment and think. Do you ever focus on “empathy” rather than “problem solving.” If you want to see an example of this in action, watch Jerry Colonna’s brilliant interview with Jason Calacanis. There’s a lot of incredible things on display in this interview, including plenty of empathy.

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 If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or VC take a moment and think. Do you ever focus on “empathy” rather than “problem solving.” If you want to see an example of this in action, watch Jerry Colonna’s brilliant interview with Jason Calacanis. There’s a lot of incredible things on display in this interview, including plenty of empathy.

Pål Dobrin's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:13 AM

A lesson worth remembering for all you guys out there. It´s not about the nail. Hahahaha Funny and full of wisdom...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 14, 6:57 PM

The title reminded me of David Bohm, Richard Rohr, and Parker Palmer. Quite often, we treat paradox like problems and try to solve them rather than holding the tension paradox offers. Empathy calls for dialogue rather than assumptions.

 

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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;

*   Front Page (this page)
*   Animals
*   Art
*   Compassion

*   Compassionate Communications (NVC)

*   Curriculums
*   Education
*   Empaths

*   Empathy Quotes

*   Empathic Design - Empathy in Human-Centered Design (New!)
*   Health Care

*   Justice

*   Self-Empathy & Self-Compassion
*   Teaching - Learning
*   Work 

*   etc.



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Pets Help Teach Kids Empathy

Pets Help Teach Kids Empathy | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

One of the cornerstones of EQ is empathy, which should be taught and modeled starting in early childhood. A variety of research in the U.S. and Britain, including by the late psychologist Robert Poresky of Kansas State University, has shown a correlation between attachment to a pet and higher empathy scores.


The reason is obvious: Caring for a pet draws a self-absorbed child away from himself or herself.


Empathy also involves the ability to read nonverbal cues — facial expressions, body language, gestures — and pets offer nothing but nonverbal cues. Hearing a kitten yowl when it wants to eat or seeing a dog run to the door when it wants to go outside get kids to think, “What are their needs, and what can I do to help?”


By Denise Daniels

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Self-Compassion -- The Doorway to Wise Leadership

Self-Compassion -- The Doorway to Wise Leadership | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Self-Compassion Cultivation Process

Although becoming a compassionate leader might take practice, what matters is to initiate the journey of personal transformation. Start now. It is never too late to start transforming. Here are some tips to initiate the journey:

Manage the self-criticizer:
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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


by ALEX BOZIKOVIC

Architects and researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the creation of comfortable school and work spaces for those on the autism spectrum


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.'


 the diversity among the population of people might, and should, generate a deeper and more empathetic way of thinking about how everyone experiences a space


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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…”


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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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The role of empathy in workers' comp

The role of empathy in workers' comp | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it

The concept of empathy is beginning to generate a surprising level of discussion, debate, and exploration in the business community. According to the Harvard Business Review, it is time for an “epidemic of empathy in business.”...


If we strive to always take a step back and look at that claimant as if he or she were the client, we can empathize with the situation and then move forward with quick and appropriate resolution. All parties, the worker and the employer or payor, will benefit from a faster and more effective claim resolution--that’s a return on investment that will benefit us all.


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The Compassion Experience: Louisville, KY

The Compassion Experience: Louisville, KY | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Change the Story: The Compassion Experience is coming to the Louisville area May 15-18. The free event will bring visitors on an interactive journey through the lives of children living in Uganda, India and Bolivia.
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Excerpt From “Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic For Our Relationships With Animals” By Lori Gruen

Excerpt From “Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic For Our Relationships With Animals” By Lori Gruen | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
Today we bring you an excerpt from Lori Gruen’s new book, Entangled Empathy:  An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationships with Animals. Flock members — read on past the except for your chance to win a copy of this book! (Not a flock member yet? Join us!) 



Lori’s summary: As an activist and a scholar I have come to see the idea of ‘animal suffering’ that is so central to the animal movement as far too general and broad. The general slogans of the movement don’t usually convey any of the depth of the experiences particular chickens, chimpanzees, cows, cats, and others have — experiences that make their suffering specific for them, from their point of view.


And this is related to a second thing that has dawned on me: It is hard to get other people to see what was wrong with causing animals to suffer just by telling them that animals suffer.


If we really want to make a positive difference for other animals, we need to acknowledge that we are alreadyin relationships with them, and for the most part, they aren’t good relationships. We need to radically rethink these relationships if we want to improve everyone’s wellbeing.


I propose ‘entangled empathy’ as a tool in helping us improve our various, complicated relationships.


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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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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 18, 12:11 AM

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

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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'

Empathy and 'Shared Experiences' | Empathy and Compassion | Scoop.it
"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.


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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: 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 6:45 PM

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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