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An old man was going for a walk, when he noticed a little boy feeding a thin, shaggy looking dog with bits of bread. He went up to the boy and asked him why he was sharing his bread with the dogs. The little boy answered, “Because they have nothing. No home, no family, and if I don’t feed them they will die.”.
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A new definition of kindness and empathy? (on educating children)

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Today's version of the Toronto Starhas several articles on kindness and empathy. The feature article appears on the front page of the "Insight" section. The title of the print version is "Kindness: A fledgling movement aims to instil empathy and make us a kinder, gentler, society." The online version is How to fight meanness? Try a bit of kind.

 

Larry Moran is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto.


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Ability To Literally Imagine Oneself In Another's Shoes May Be Tied To Empathy

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New research indicates the way our brain handles how we move through space -- including being able to imagine literally stepping into someone else's shoes -- may be related to how and why we experience empathy toward others.

 

The research was recently published in the online scientific journal PLoS One.

Empathy involves, in part, the ability to simulate the internal states of others. The authors hypothesized that our ability to manipulate, rotate and simulate mental representations of the physical world, including our own bodies, would contribute significantly to our ability to empathize.


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Video Game Creators Are Using Apps To Teach Empathy

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The man behind Madden NFL is using gaming technology to teach children emotional intelligence.

 

Hawkins thinks a well-designed video game can teach kids empathy — how to listen to each other and control negative emotions. It could teach children basic skills that would ultimately help them get along better with each other and adults out in the real world. by STEVE HENN


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The man behind Madden NFL is using gaming technology to teach children emotional intelligence.

 

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Practical Empathy

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Empathy is your tool for understanding how people think and feel. Schooling your thoughts to think and feel the way someone else does is a powerful way to do a lot of things, including design and guiding the direction of your work.

 

Conventional design methods begin with a solution already sketched out, then spend time, effort, and money trying to get this idea to be successful. Empathy looks at the background reasoning that motivates a person to do something. Using empathy you can see a broader landscape of possible solutions and opportunities for your organization.

Free yourself from existing solutions and current constraints.Clarify who you are solving the problems for.Simplify your way of looking at difficult problems.Decide with confidence what to create so that it will support what people intend to do.

 

Table of Contents
 

Chapter 1: What Do You Mean by Empathy?
 

Chapter 2: Benefits - Why Develop Empathy?
 

Chapter 3: Gather Stories & Perspectives
 

Chapter 4: Interpret & Summarize
 

Chapter 5: Applying Empathy in Your Work



http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/practical-empathy/


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