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Direct mail is so last millenium, right? Ultra-efficient digital marketing seems all but certain to supplant actual paper marketing delivered by humans. It might be a little too soon to shut down the paper mills, though, according to a study [...]
The expectations people have about how others will behave play a large role in determining whether people cooperate with each other or not. And moreover that very first expectation, or impression, is hard to change.
The NYT symposium is here, including Robert Reich, Dan Ariely, and myself, among others. Here is my piece, excerpt: One plausible estimate suggests this additional pollution has been killing 5 to 27 Americans each year, with that number worldwide...
The author describes the main subject of his book as "thin-slicing": our ability to gauge what is really important from a very narrow period of experience. In other words, this is an idea that spontaneous decisions are often as good as—or even better than—carefully planned and considered ones. Gladwell draws on examples from science, advertising, sales, medicine, and popular music to reinforce his ideas. Gladwell also uses many examples of regular people's experiences with "thin-slicing."
The book argues that intuitive judgment is developed by experience, training, and knowledge. For example, Gladwell claims that prejudice can operate at an intuitive unconscious level, even in individuals whose conscious attitudes are not prejudiced. An example is in the halo effect, where a person having a salient positive quality is thought to be superior in other, unrelated respects. Gladwell uses the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo, where four New York policemen shot an innocent man on his doorstep 41 times, as another example of how rapid, intuitive judgment can have disastrous effects.
What does neuroscience say about empathy? Dr. Paul Wang of Autism Speaks talks about Simon Baron-Cohen’s studies in England, where he shows subjects pictures of people’s eyes and asks them to identify the emotion those eyes are expressing.
Paul explains why people on the autism spectrum have a hard time identifying the emotions of others. Meanwhile, co-host Chuck Nice volunteers a bit too much information about sociopaths…
Developing Empathy: How the Practice of Empathy Contributes to Your Relationship with Your Partner by Mark Fagiano
This course examines how practicing the three habits of empathy with one's partner contributes to flourishing, romantic relationships by providing a simple breakdown of the latest research on empathy in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy.
Over 22 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
Section 1: Introduction to the Purpose, Aim, and Structure of this Course
Section 2: What is Empathy?
Section 3: Empathy as Feeling-into
Section 4: Empathy as Feeling-with
Section 5: Empathy as Feeling-for
Section 6: Part Two: Empathy and the Seven Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships
The primary assumption within the recent personality and political orientations literature is that personality traits cause people to develop political attitudes. In contrast, research relying on traditional psychological and developmental theories suggests the relationship between most personality dimensions and political orientations are either not significant or weak. Research from behavioral genetics suggests the covariance between personality and political preferences is not causal, but du
This is therefore consistent with the theory that empathy for pain occurs as a result of simulating another person’s feelings within one’s own brain. It also provides further evidence that the feelings of pain and pain empathy occur as a result of similar processes within the brain.
Further, patients who have damage and/or disease in the parts of the brain that fall within this network of pain-processing areas, often experience a reduction in ability to feel empathy for pain. This suggests that the ability to feel pain is necessary in order to experience empathy for pain.
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