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Students emphasize empathy through experiment

Students emphasize empathy through experiment | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The program called the Empathy Experiment went beyond text books and documentaries to make select students take on the issues facing working poor in Central Ohio.

All participants engaged in group discussions, immersion exercises known as a mile (in someone else’s shoes) and video journals posted athttp://empathy.capital.edu to better teach them how to move beyond sympathy and onto empathy.
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Brenda Robinson's curator insight, May 13, 2015 9:52 PM

Hon. Liz Sandals: Introduce a new course called "COMPASSION" for Grade 1 and Grade 12. https://www.change.org/p/hon-liz-sandals-introduce-a-new-course-called-compassion-for-grade-1-and-grade-12

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Professional Development Workshops with the Empathy Toy

Professional Development Workshops with the Empathy Toy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
THE EMPATHY TOY
Professional Development Workshops
Introduce your team to the Empathy Toy with one of our expertly facilitated workshops. In these hands-on, discussion-driven and laughter-filled experiences your team will use the Empathy Toy to arrive at powerful insights into how they collaborate, communicate, and solve problems.

Every workshop includes a pre-workshop consultation to learn about the specific themes you would like to cover and the outcomes you are looking to achieve. Your first workshop also comes with a free Empathy Toy Facilitator’s Kit so you can keep the insights and fun going well beyond the end of your session.
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The Empathy Business is Growing Quickly

The Empathy Business is Growing Quickly | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Immersive technology creates empathy by putting the individual at the center of every experience, and it has broadened its reach from gaming and entertainment to news, documentaries, education and healthcare. Jane Gauntlett’s In My Shoes project used VR to make a first-person perspective short film about her experience of epilepsy. And now it is giving brands new ways to foster electronic empathy by linking virtual, physical and emotional realities.

Researchers are also improving empathic computing. As explained by computer scientists, empathic computing is an emergent paradigm that enables a system to understand human states and feelings and to share this intimate information. The new paradigm is made possible by the convergence of affordable sensors, embedded processors and wireless ad-hoc networks.
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Be empathetic — but in a helpful way that doesn’t make you sick

Be empathetic — but in a helpful way that doesn’t make you sick | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Being too empathetic, neglecting your own needs, can be bad for your health. 

 

Your husband was passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast cancer has returned. As a supportive spouse and friend, you feel their pain. Growing research suggests there’s a cost to all that caring.

 

Empathy — the ability to share another person’s emotion — is essential for building intimate relationships, says Robin Stern, associate director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

But this connection can have a downside, particularly if you’re so consumed by another’s feelings that you neglect your own needs. Stern says those who regularly prioritize others’ emotions over their own are more susceptible to anxiety or depression.

“We want to be there for someone but not lose ourselves,” says Jamil Zaki, an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University,

 

By Jennifer Breheny Wallace, 

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scientific american:The Good and Bad of Empathy: New insights into the underpinnings of empathy might help us harness the emotion—just when we need it the most

scientific american:The Good and Bad of Empathy: New insights into the underpinnings of empathy might help us harness the emotion—just when we need it the most | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Last year a striking video made its way around the Internet. In it, male sports fans sat, one at a time, opposite a female sports reporter who had been the target of abusive, misogynist tweets. Each man had to read the messages aloud to the woman who received them. One of the few printable examples was, “I hope your boyfriend beats you.” The goal of the project, created by a Web site called Just Not Sports, was to force the men to experience “the shocking online harassment happening to women in sports day in, day out.”
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Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds?


The Behavioral Change Stairway Model was developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation unit, and it shows the 5 steps to getting someone else to see your point of view and change what they’re doing.


It’s not something that only works with barricaded criminals wielding assault rifles — it applies to most any form of disagreement.

 

There are five steps:

  • Active Listening: Listen to their side and make them aware you’re listening.
  • Empathy: You get an understanding of where they’re coming from and how they feel.
  • Rapport: Empathy is what you feel. Rapport is when they feel it back. They start to trust you.
  • Influence: Now that they trust you, you’ve earned the right to work on problem solving with them and recommend a course of action.
  • Behavioral Change: They act. (And maybe come out with their hands up.)

 

The problem is, you’re probably screwing it up.

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Alan Alda - Communicating Science: "we can all communicate better with each other by practicing and exercising our empathy."

Alan Alda - Communicating Science: "we can all communicate better with each other by practicing and exercising our empathy." | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Alan Alda – Communicating Science
2017, Cultural Studies, Science & Technology
Presented By: Alan Alda

The world knows Alan Alda as an Emmy-award winning actor. The science community knows him as the founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, empowering scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways.

 

Watch his talk on how we can all communicate better with each other by practicing and exercising our empathy.

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(Training Empathy) Connecting, Motivating & Understanding Others through Empathy

(Training Empathy) Connecting, Motivating & Understanding Others through Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Gain a deeper knowledge of this core leadership competency

 

Empathy is a core skill that underlies all positive interpersonal relations. Empathy enables us to understand how others see the world, regardless of whether we share their view. It allows us to understand the feelings of others, without necessarily sharing them, and while regulating our emotional response.

 

Empathy has enormous impact on all our interactions, with significant importance for anyone leading, managing or working in teams.

 

This practical program will help participants learn about empathy based on the latest insights from neuroscience, psychology and philosophy. Attendees will learn how to effectively balance empathy with analytic thinking, balance self-focus with other-focus, and manage boundaries that are essential to avoiding stress and emotional fatigue.

 

This program will help managers and coaches improve the quality of all their relationships, help them better understand their co-workers and clients, all while avoiding the very real potential pitfalls of empathy.

 

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Matthews: We Need Leaders With Empathy | Hardball | MSNBC

Chris recalls the era of the 1960s, when some leaders had a capacity for empathy, unity, and moral authority.  

 

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 Articulating the Vision of a Culture of Empathy: John Kinyon & Edwin Rutsch - YouTube

Articulating the Vision of a Culture of Empathy: John Kinyon and Edwin Rutsch John Kinyon http://www.johnkinyon.com/ http://www.mediateyourlife.com/founders/

Building a Culture of Empathy in Your Life & Work http://j.mp/2zG0bed John Kinyon provides training, coaching, and facilitation/mediation around the U.S. and around the world. He is a speaker and author, and has helped people resolve conflicts peacefully and collaboratively for over two decades.

John is co-developer and founder of the Mediate Your Life training program, and worked closely for over a decade with Marshall Rosenberg, founder of the international work of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Edwin Rutsch Director: Center For Building A Culture of Empathy http://cultureofempathy.com

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Empathy Definition. What does Empathy mean? 

Empathy Definition. What does Empathy mean?  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Meaning of Empathy

Empathy is a noun that refers to the ability to understand and feel what someone else is feeling, or see the situation from their point of view. The specific emotion that someone who is feeling empathetic feels varies depending on the situation.

If they are talking to someone who has just survived a life-threatening event, they may feel the relief and appreciation that another person feels. If the other person has just lost a loved one, they may feel sadness and hopelessness.
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sometimes it is important to put yourself in someone's shoes in order to understand their situations and somehow also be of help to them

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Empathy is an important emotion that is an integral part of a person's characteristics. It is imperative to try to understand what others are feeling, even if we have never been through that exact situation ourselves. It is important to be considerate of other's feelings and circumstances, and try to be empathetic whenever we can. 
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A Stanford Psychologist Says Empathy Can Help Fight Tribalism in America

A Stanford Psychologist Says Empathy Can Help Fight Tribalism in America | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
A Q&A with Jamil Zaki, PhD, director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University.

Thrive Global: What does research tell us about the importance of having empathy for others, both in our work and home lives?

Jamil Zaki: Loads of evidence demonstrates that when people experience empathy, or the ability to share and understand each other’s emotions, it benefits themselves and others around them. For instance, people who score high on empathy tests are happier and attract friends more easily than their less empathic peers. They also excel at work, especially in "people-centric" professions like sales or management. Empathy also helps people navigate important personal relationships. Adolescents who can skillfully decode others' feelings are more likely to survive the slings and arrows of seventh grade without developing mood problems, and empathic individuals' romantic partners tend to be more satisfied with their relationships.

TG: How can we build our empathy muscle?
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Silicon Valley's Empathy Gap | Civity

Is Silicon Valley making the world a better place? In a piece recently published in CityLab, entitled What Silicon Valley Doesn't Get About People, Daniel Harris

 

Is Silicon Valley making the world a better place? In a piece recently published in CityLab, entitled What Silicon Valley Doesn't Get About People, Daniel Harris of the Knight Foundation suggests that the Valley could use some more empathy … right in its own backyard.

 

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Poor planning didn’t just aggravate the area’s housing problem: It helped create the Valley’s growing empathy gap.

 

As Silicon Valley, my home and place of work, dreams up what’s next, so, too, does the world dream up the next Silicon Valley.

 

From the speculation on Silicon Valley’s heir apparent to the slow outpouring of talent and venture capital from the region to Jeff Bezos hosting “Amazon Idol” with American cities competing to win HQ2 and its supposed 50,000 jobs and $5 billion, our competitive advantage over the rest of the world is clearly narrowing.

 

As new innovation centers arise and potentially surpass Silicon Valley, too few of them, however, seem to be asking what we got—and continue to get—wrong here.

 

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Empathy Makes You a Better Innovator

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Empathy Makes You a Better Innovator | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
“Empathy make you a better innovator,” said Nadella. “If I look at the most successful products we [at Microsoft] have created, it comes with that ability to meet the unmet, unarticulated needs of customers.”

Many of the topics Nadella addressed in his on-stage interview are also subjects he explored in his recent book, Hit Refresh, a part-memoir, part-business story published last month.
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(Empathy at Work) Empathy Toy: 3 CEOs Using Empathy to Unlock Innovation

(Empathy at Work) Empathy Toy: 3 CEOs Using Empathy to Unlock Innovation | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

3 CEOs Using Empathy to Unlock Innovation
 
As the seasons change, one thing remains invariable — another CEO is speaking out about the value of empathy in business and beyond. This time it’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, as he promotes his newly-released book entitled, “Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone.”

Empathy at the heart of life, work, and society
Considering the hybrid memoir-meets-business-management style of the new text from Microsoft’s CEO, it’s hardly surprising to see coverage in TIME, Fortune, and NPR focus on insights from Nadella’s personal life that he has successfully applied to the world of work.

In an increasingly interconnected society, it’s not hard to see how work and life are complementary: individual change leads to organizational change, which in turn can lead to powerful change in the world at large. This CEO has taken lessons from his life to focus on empathy at home, cultivate empathy at work, and ultimately to harness empathy to make a difference in society.


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Empathy in Healthcare: 7 Benefits

Empathy in Healthcare: 7 Benefits | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy in healthcare can be very beneficial for companies that want to increase patient engagement and adoption of their services. Here are seven benefits.

 

  1. Better patient outcomes
    A number of studies have shown that patients have better outcomes when they are treated by physicians with a higher degree of empathy. ...
  2. Better patient compliance.
    Perhaps a major reason for better patient outcomes is the higher rate of patient compliance when they are treated empathetically....
  3. Better patient satisfaction.
    No matter the type of company, there is typically a goal of customer satisfaction. It’s why “user experience” is another popular buzzword. Not surprisingly, when healthcare customers are treated empathetically, they tend to be happier....
  4. Better communication. 
    Empathy is a kind of nonverbal communication and its presence automatically improves communication. ..
  5. Improved perception. 
    Empathy in healthcare can help boost how well a company is perceived in the mind of a customer...
  6. Attracting and retaining better employees.
    Belinda Parmar, creator of the Lady Geek Global Empathy Index explained to Forbes that more empathetic companies have cultures where their employees thrive. ..
  7. Growth and higher earnings.
    ROI is an important metric for any business but ROE, or Return on Empathy, may be equally important. Empathy in healthcare is something that industry companies can and should invest in...


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The Tao of Empathy Video Conference with John Kinyon

John Kinyon talks about his upcoming NVC Academy Video Conference that starts August 29, 2017.
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The empathy gap: why don’t you meet people who think differently to you?  

The empathy gap: why don’t you meet people who think differently to you?   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The conversations on my travels certainly confirm how fundamental the economic gap is in our country today. But I’ve learned that as well as changing the system, maybe we need to change ourselves. Only by coming to know and coming to understand people who aren’t like us – by contributing to a culture of encounter – can we hope to also close the empathy gap that today divides us. And that’s a task not just for politicians, but for every one of us
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The Neuroscience of Social Pain

The Neuroscience of Social Pain | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Christopher Bergland


Social pain is caused by events such as feeling excluded from social connections or activities, rejection, bullying, the sickness or death of a loved one, a romantic break-up…

The new study found that social pain activates similar brain circuits whether someone was suffering personally or if they experienced the pain as an empathic response to another person's social pain. From an evolutionary standpoint, these pain responses protect the individual but also fortify social connectivity which protects the collective.

The February 2014 study titled, “Empathy for Social Exclusion Involves the Sensory-Discriminative Component of Pain: A Within-Subject fMRI Study” from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste was published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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Study Finds Humans Have More Empathy For Dogs Than Other People

Study Finds Humans Have More Empathy For Dogs Than Other People | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The Dog Empathy Research

Jack Levin and his team wanted to understand the levels of empathy given to humans and dogs in situations that were life threatening to both. The researchers selected 256 undergraduate students and gave them false news reports of a brutal attack on a 1-year-old baby or an adult versus a puppy or an adult dog.

 

They had the students look at the comparisons and rate their levels of empathy towards each subject that was attacked. The researchers found that the students had about the same level of empathy towards the baby, the puppy, and the adult dog. They also found that empathy levels towards adult humans were less than the other three.

 

The main reason that adult humans were less empathized with was that they are older and viewed to be less vulnerable and capable of taking care of themselves in dangerous situations. Whereas in babies and puppies, they are more vulnerable because they cannot take care of themselves and depend on others to survive.

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Why civil servants should become experts in empathy | Civil Service World

Why civil servants should become experts in empathy | Civil Service World | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
I’ve been obsessed with empathy for as long as I can remember:​ ​the ability​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​someone​ ​else’s​ ​experience​ ​of​ ​humanity and​ ​use​ ​that​ ​understanding​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​our​ ​actions.

I’m also a civil servant, and very proud to work in the sector I do.

Empathy and the civil service are two things not often mentioned in the same breath, but I’m passionate about both. I believe that, far from being mutually exclusive, we should consider empathy to be a core skill for civil servants.

 

by Kit Collingwood-Richardson 

I believe empathy should be considered a core civil service skill. These three steps will help make that happen

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Importance of Empathy in the 'Google Memo', James Damore - Fired Google Engineer 

Will James Damore change his mind about De-emphasizing Empathy at Google?

We hold a Empathy Dialogue Circle with James Damore, fired Google Senior Software Engineer and author of the 'Google Memo'.

In his memo, James had called for de-empathizing empathy. In this dialog we talk about the nature and benefits of empathy.

For this discussion, we use the Empathy Circle, a structured process for inclusive, effective and constructive dialogue that allows everyone to be heard to their satisfaction: http://j.mp/HowToEmpathy

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James Damore http://j.mp/2xvbLEm
Edwin Rutsch http://CultureOfEmpathy.com
Lou Zweier http://vimeo.com/louzweier
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 Empathy Tent Pop-Up at Old Berkeley City Hall. 2017-11-11 

Empathy Tent Pop-Up at Old Berkeley City Hall. http://EmpathTent.com

We had 7 team members show up! With the t-shirts and tent it really gets the message seen and out there.
We made the NBC Bay Area Channel 5 News: see
‘Patriot Prayer’Rallies in Berkeley on Veteran’s Day
http://j.mp/2hsFsCW

“The right-wing conservative group ‘Patriot Prayer’ rallied in the streets of Berkeley Saturday afternoon to discuss intolerance, issues on President Trump, racism and fascism. Christie Smith reports.”
(The Empathy Tent was mentioned at the end of this piece.)
"Previous rallies have turned violent and into clashes. Those involved in the Empathy Tent have been there through it all and were back there today, They say they are trying to listen and promote dialog. "

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The Difference Between a Bully and a True Alpha Male

The Difference Between a Bully and a True Alpha Male | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
On empathy and building alliances

Alliances are always necessary. It’s very unusual that a male completely rises to the top on his own. He needs to have a few buddies and female support. Then you need keep the ones who brought you to power, happy.

On empathy, I call the chimpanzee males at the top the consolers-in-chief. This consolation behavior that males show is actually very unique because females usually do much more of it than males. Females are more empathetic in all mammals. Males who are very good at that are very much valued by the community.

 

By Lesley McClurg

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Listening Hard: Why Empathy Can Be Your Best Asset 

Listening Hard: Why Empathy Can Be Your Best Asset  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
How to Hone in on Your Empathy

Is your empathy a little rusty? Try out these tips for honing in your empathetic side.

1. Listen and Repeat. This seems simple enough, but too many of us listen for a pause in a conversation so that we can start offering our feedback, judgment or advice. True listening means hearing and understanding what the other person is feeling. It helps to reiterate back a summary of what the other person has said. Then, listen for what they need.

2. Forget What You Know. When someone is opening up to you about a hardship, for a moment suspend your own beliefs and ideas about the person’s experience. You don’t have to necessarily agree with them, just resist the urge to tell them how to get over or through their hardship. Often times, the other person just wants someone to hear them out, not fix their problem.

3. Talk to a Stranger.  
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