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Reduced neural empathy for women wearing revealing clothes

Reduced neural empathy for women wearing revealing clothes | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most serious concern about objectification is that it can lead us to disregard the rights and experiences of the objectified person. For instance, past research has shown that we’re more inclined to blame a rape victim depicted in a bikini, and more willing to (hypothetically) administer painful tablets to men and women shown wearing swim wear, rather than fully clothed.

Now a study in Cortex has taken things further by showing that volunteers’ empathy-related brain activity was diminished when they saw an objectified woman suffering social rejection, as compared with a woman who wasn’t objectified.
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Using Virtual Reality to Teach Empathy by Liz Brazile 

Using Virtual Reality to Teach Empathy by Liz Brazile  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
“An Empathy Bridge for Autism” is a toolkit that includes three virtual sensory components, including peculiarly shaped lollipops that make it hard to speak clearly, headphones that produce loud, distorted sounds, and a headset that, when used in tandem with a smartphone application, simulates the experience of having double vision. In similar fashion, designer Di Peng created a virtual reality headset in 2016 that imitates the sensory changes experienced by people living with dementia.

Virtual reality activities may help cultivate empathy in people by creating the perceptual illusion of “embodiment,” or the feeling that a user is in the body of a virtual avatar, according to a 2018 article published in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Moreover, researchers have found evidence that such may drive users to exhibit psychological responses comparable to tho

 

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Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles

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Active Listening: What Is It & How To Master It

Active Listening: What Is It & How To Master It | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

INTRODUCTION – WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING? A DEFINITION

Active listening is a style of listening where the listener is fully concentrated on the speaker. They focus on fully understanding the message before evaluating and responding to it.

Good listening is a key part of successful negotiation, influence, and conflict resolution.

Note: there is no single definition of active listening.

ACTIVE LISTENING VERSUS PASSIVE LISTENING: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Passive listening really only has one step – hearing.

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How to Raise an Empathetic Kid, but Not a Conflict-Averse Wimp

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How to Raise an Empathetic Kid, but Not a Conflict-Averse Wimp
Raising an empathetic and kind kid is a beautiful thing, but it's also important to prepare kids for the real world.
By Lizzy Francis Jan 13 2019, 10:44 AM
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What I Learned from Teaching my Daughter About Empathy

What I Learned from Teaching my Daughter About Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

So what can we parents/caregivers and educators of young children do to model and teach empathy? Here are a few ideas!

  • Use your relationship with your child to teach them how to treat others and how they should expect to be treated by others
  • Talk about feelings – yours, your child’s, and others’
  • Help your child learn how to connect with others
  • Help your child make amends – not just say “I’m sorry”
  • Model empathy throughout the day

 

 

Additional Resources

How to Help Your Child Develop Empathy

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/5-how-to-help-your-child-develop-empathy

 

How Parents Can Cultivate Empathy in Children

http://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/files/gse-mcc/files/empathy.pdf

 

References

  1. Taylor, Z. E., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Eggum, N. D., & Sulik, M. J. (2013). The relations of ego-resiliency and emotion socialization to the development of empathy and prosocial behavior across early childhood.Emotion13(5), 822.
  1. Bonner, T. D., & Aspy, D. N. (1984). A study of the relationship between student empathy and GPA. The Journal of Humanistic Education and Development22(4), 149-154.
  1. Murphy, T. P., & Laible, D. J. (2013). The influence of attachment security on preschool children’s empathic concern. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 0165025413487502.
  1. Panfile, T. M., & Laible, D. J. (2012). Attachment security and child’s empathy: The mediating role of emotion regulation. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly,58(1), 1-21.
  1. Brownell, C. A., Svetlova, M., Anderson, R., Nichols, S. R., & Drummond, J. (2013). Socialization of early prosocial behavior: Parents’ talk about emotions is associated with sharing and helping in toddlers. Infancy18(1), 91-119.
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How To Teach Kids Empathy and Toughness at the Same Time

How To Teach Kids Empathy and Toughness at the Same Time | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Raising empathetic kids is actually pretty easy, but it requires being thoughtful about others, modeling important behaviors, and being patient with your kid.

 

Empathy is an important trait for parents to nurture in their kids. Empathetic children, kids who naturally have the ability to understand and even share in the feelings of others, tend to build healthy relationships throughout all stages of life. Fortunately, this trait arrives early and naturally.

 

Recent research done by Alison Gopnik, a renowned child psychiatrist, shows that empathy can even be observed in babies, who pat other babies when they cry. Still, parents can’t just let well enough alone. They need to encourage their children to think about the feelings of others while also considering their own needs and desires. 

 

Why Empathy Matters
Empathy is key to understanding the world. It helps us connect with others and build relationships with everyone and everything.

 

 

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The History of Empathy 

The History of Empathy  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy: you probably have an intuitive sense of what it is, but can you define it? The word itself is about a century old, and the meaning has actually been in almost continual flux. 

Listen Listening...16:02 Susan Lanzoni
On top of that, there’s debate about whether empathy is a good and useful feeling that can help us move toward a kinder and more just world, or whether it’s actually counterproductive.  

The word was first used in German as “einfühlung” or in-feeling around the turn of the last century. It was used in the context of aesthetics, an area of philosophy.  

“It was about ‘feeling into’ things, like forms and shapes and art objects,” said Susan Lanzoni, a science and medicine historian based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and author of Empathy: A History.
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Center for Empathy and Visual Arts Minneapolis Institute of Art Karleen Gardner

Center for Empathy and Visual Arts  Minneapolis Institute of Art Karleen Gardner | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Mia envisions taking a leading role in collaborating with museum colleagues as well as researchers, scholars, content experts, and other influencers to research and explore practices for fostering empathy and global awareness through the power of art and to share these findings with the field.

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Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles (2019-01-19)

Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles (2019-01-19) | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Every Saturday, 10 AM – 12 PM PST
Everyone (left, center, right, etc) is invited to this free online Empathy Circle

An Empathy Circle is a structured dialogue process. The process increases mutual understanding and connection by ensuring that each person feels fully heard to their satisfaction.

 

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The Neuroscience of Empathy, Compassion, and Self-Compassion.

The Neuroscience of Empathy, Compassion, and Self-Compassion. | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Chad Woodruff is a Cognitive Neuroscientist who uses neuroimaging techniques  to investigate social and cognitive processes. Chad has had extensive experience as a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, and an assistant professor with neuroimaging and has mentored undergraduate students in the use of these techniques for 10 years.
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Conflict, Mediation and a Culture of Empathy

Conflict, Mediation and a Culture of Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

At its core, the Mediate Your Life training is about listening to - and really hearing - ourselves and others. It is about increasing our capacity for empathy so that when triggered we can overcome the body's natural "fight-flight-freeze" reaction. The process teaches how to replace conflict with true collaboration, new possibilities, and compassionate support.

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7 Habits of Highly Empathetic People

7 Habits of Highly Empathetic People | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

As an executive coach and human-behavior professor, I have an inside view into how the great leaders and high-performers practice empathy

 

Here are similarities I've observed in how they flex their feeling muscles. 

  • 1. They are fully present with others.
    Empathetic people have a way of making you feel like you're the only one in the room. When they interact with someone, they give that person the gift of their full attention and respect, which is rare in today's hyper-distracted world. 
  • 2. They've mastered the art of active listening.
  • 3. They tune into nonverbal communication.
  • 4. They pause. 
  • 5. They replace advice-giving with asking questions.
  • 6. They speak in terms of "we," not "me." 
  • 7. They imagine others' point of view.
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The Empathy Experiment: A new spoken word project by Rose Condo

The Empathy Experiment: A new spoken word project by Rose Condo | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Is empathy facing extinction? 

Are mobile phones to blame? 

 

Multiple slam winning spoken word poet Rose Condo returns with a brand new show.

 

Embarking on a Day Of No Mobile Phones, Rose explores tech addiction and compassion using herself as the test subject…

 

With funding from Arts Council England , Rose is developing The Empathy Experiment in collaboration with artists

  • Dominic Berry,
  • Kirsten Luckins,
  • Victoria Firth,
  • Kate Morton and
  • Eleonora Rosca,

 

and with support from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Square

Chapel Arts Centre, the Brewery Arts Centre, and Harrogate Theatre.

e part in this anonymous online survey, please click here. 

 

 

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It's Not Just About Empathy (with Daniel Ravner)

Daniel Ravner (founder of The Perspective) explains that the work of depolarization is not just about empathy. It's about showing people that they do not need to be afraid of each other.
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The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World: Jamil Zaki 

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World: Jamil Zaki  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, and shows how we can expand our circle of care, even in these divisive times
 
Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States is suffering from an “empathy deficit.” Since then, things only seem to have gotten worse.   
 
It doesn’t have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, Jamil Zaki argues that empathy is not a fixed trait—something we’re born with or not—but rather a skill that we can all strengthen through effort. 
 

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Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Frans de Waal on chimpanzees

Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Frans de Waal on chimpanzees | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
We share 99% of our DNA with the chimpanzee and the bonobo. And yet we're often surprised to learn that apes, like us, can be both kind and clever. Behavioural biologist and best-selling author, Frans de Waal has spent many years observing our closest living animal relatives. He pioneered studies of kindness and peace-making in primates, when other scientists were focussing on violence, greed and aggression.

 

Empathy, he argues, has a long evolutionary history; and he is determined to undermine our arrogant assumptions of human superiority. Frans talks to Jim Al-Khalili about growing up on the Dutch polders, chimpanzee politics, and the extraordinary sex lives of the bonobos.

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This filmmaker sat down neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned.

This filmmaker sat down neo-Nazis and jihadists. Here’s what she learned. | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Absolutely, and I’m grateful that you’re doing this work. I do, however, think it’s important to restate that empathy has its limits, and there are many, many people in these movements who cannot be reached and have to be confronted and, frankly, defeated.

Deeyah Khan
I agree 100 percent. There were several moments in which I discovered the limits of empathy and was genuinely concerned about my own safety. I remember traveling to a white supremacist training camp somewhere in Tennessee and there were two or three ex-military guys following me around and telling me right to my face, “I’m going to put a fucking bullet through your camera. I’m going to put a fucking bullet through your head if you turn that camera toward me.”
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How to Close the Empathy Gap | For Parents | US News

How to Close the Empathy Gap | For Parents | US News | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
WHEN I WORKED AS A school-based therapist, meeting with small groups of kids –often girls – was a regular occurrence. The great benefit of having therapists on campus was that kids didn’t have to sit with uncomfortable emotions throughout the day. They could, and did, seek help when needed.

On one particular day, three middle school girls collapsed on my couch and began to vent their frustrations about a peer. The peer in question had a tendency to both seek attention from the group at all times and interrupt frequently should the attention of the group shift away from her. They were tired of it, and they wanted me to help them figure out a way to talk to their peer about these issues without her “falling apar
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Jacqueline Acho- Author of ‘Empathy Deficit Disorder’ Breaks Down the Ways Emotional & Physical Toxicity Can Affect Your Health & Well-Being 

Jacqueline Acho- Author of ‘Empathy Deficit Disorder’ Breaks Down the Ways Emotional & Physical Toxicity Can Affect Your Health & Well-Being  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Jacqueline Acho- Author of ‘Empathy Deficit Disorder’
Breaks Down the Ways Emotional & Physical Toxicity Can Affect Your Health & Well-Being
Healing from our mix-ups about work, home, and sex.
Author: LIVE On Lakeside

Do you feel like the news is always discouraging you? Or that our country is divided in many ways and the emotional and physical toxicity of all of this may be affecting your health & well-being? The good news is, there are words for what is happening. You are suffering from Empathy Deficit Disorder. Hollie & Alexa were joined by the Co-Author of “Empathy Deficit Disorder” and President of The Acho Group, Jacqueline Acho, to learn more about EDD.

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EmpathyCircle.com - Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles

EmpathyCircle.com - Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

An Empathy Circle is a structured dialogue process.  The process supports meaningful and constructive dialogue. The basic process can be fairly easily learned in about 15 minutes.  It increases mutual understanding and connection by ensuring that each person feels fully heard to their satisfaction.   

 

STEPS TO TAKE PART...

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Empathy Initiative in Healthcare

Empathy Initiative in Healthcare | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

 The Empathy Initiative is a group of like-minded academics and practitioners with a strong belief in the power and potential of empathy to change lives and improve the quality of care provided to patients/clients/residents.

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(Empathic Leadership) Stop Workplace Drama With Empathy

(Empathic Leadership) Stop Workplace Drama With Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathetic leaders find younger workers lacking empathy like never before, yet can adequately build the self-image of their workers of any age by emotionally connecting with their state of mind. This is a retention strategy that doesn’t take long because the nervous system is emotionally reading others hundreds of times per second.

Empathetic leaders avoid judgments about drama and instead identify the emotions within. By shifting the focus from the attention-getting facts to the heart of the matter, employees internalize your authenticity, which evokes maturity and belonging. Belonging is crucial to motivation. People work harder when they feel belonging.
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Bridging Political Divides with Empathy Circles (2019-01-26)

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(Empathy in Education) Top 7 Best Empathy Lesson Plans and Why You Need Them

(Empathy in Education) Top 7 Best Empathy Lesson Plans and Why You Need Them | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, teaching empathy has surged in popularity across United States education. Some schools may not teach it yet. Others may teach it as early as elementary schools. Some even give it a shot in middle schools and high schools.

  1. But why is empathy important to teach?
  2. Isn’t it something that people are just born having?
  3. And if you do have to teach it, how can you teach a soft skill that's so conceptual and non-concrete?


In this blog post, we’ll answer all of those questions so you can start teaching empathy  tomorrow!

Now that you’re motivated to teach empathy, let’s lighten the mood with some awesome empathy lesson plans! 

  • 1. Developing Empathy (Teaching Tolerance)
  • 2. Empathy in Your Classroom (The Teachers Guild) 
  • 3. Be Fearless, Be Kind: An Empathy Toolkit (Hasbro & Ashoka)
  • 4. Empathy Activities (Preventing Bullying)
  • 6. Start Empathy: Diversity and Respect (Minneapolis Public Schools)
  • 7. 4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy (Edutopia)
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