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Suppressing feelings of compassion makes people feel less moral

Suppressing feelings of compassion makes people feel less moral | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
It’s normal to not always act on your sense of compassion—for example, by walking past a beggar on the street without giving them any money. Maybe you want to save your money or avoid engaging with a homeless person.
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Our power as active bystanders

Our power as active bystanders | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Each of us has great potential power to help others in need, to influence fellow witnesses when action is needed, to become active bystanders.

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The Empathy and the Irony: Plastic Disc to Teach Empathy to Doctors | Brain Blogger

The Empathy and the Irony: Plastic Disc to Teach Empathy to Doctors | Brain Blogger | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Training on empathy is helping doctors/psychiatrists build trust with patients, at a big savings over live training.

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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Empathy in rats - a great video

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Empathy in rats - a great video | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Bartal et al. show yet another example of how the kind of empathic concern humans can show for others is already developed in the rat, a much more simple mammal.

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'Tis better to give than to receive? Life scientists find that giving support offers health benefits -- to the giver

'Tis better to give than to receive? Life scientists find that giving support offers health benefits -- to the giver | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Providing support to a loved one offers benefits, to the giver, not just the recipient, a new neuroimaging study reveals.
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