Empathy Magazine
331.0K views | +9 today
Follow
Empathy Magazine
The Empathy Movement Magazine: The latest news about empathy from around the world - CultureOfEmpathy.com
Curated by Edwin Rutsch
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Consciousness and Empathy

Consciousness and Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is central to the human condition. Without it we would not be able to relate to others.

 

We would not have the moral codes that we have. We would not be able to enjoy theatre or music or art (in fact, the name of a European film chain called Pathé essentially means suffering). People with empathic disorders suffer precisely because they cannot relate to those around them, and such conditions are interesting because they show how natural empathy comes to most of us (although such conditions may bring other advantages with them, e.g., see our blog post on neurodiversity).

 

On the other hand, too much empathy might lead to self neglect and other unhealthy situations (e.g., see this article on the “empathy trap”)—so, like anything, a balance is needed.

 

But without empathy, one could argue that humans would not have been able to advance as much as we have (despite the feeling that sometimes we are taking a few steps back).

 

Harry Haroutioun Haladjian

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Falling Through the Cracks: Feel alive and thrive: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience.

Falling Through the Cracks: Feel alive and thrive: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience. | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it


Falling Through the Cracks: Feel alive and thrive
Monday at 9 AM Pacific
October 10, 2016: Stress Solutions
Stress is a rising epidemic in our society, and most people feel they are just treading water without any idea how to handle what is going on. Clinical psychologist Arthur P. Ciaramicoli explains how to overcome stress in his book The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience.

 

With research, real life examples, dietary recommendations and lifestyle advice, he helps people be able to lessen stress levels and lead a more satisfied life.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empathy Beats Anger in Resolving Workplace Conflicts

Empathy Beats Anger in Resolving Workplace Conflicts | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
The next time a co-worker takes credit for your idea or says something offensive, don’t get angry: Take a deep breath and try empathizing with them.

According to five studies conducted by Gabrielle Adams and M. Ena Inesi of the London Business School, transgressors often don’t intend for their actions to be hurtful, while the person who experienced the transgression typically thinks the offense was intentional. According to the authors, the victim may not realize how guilty the transgressor feels. A little empathy of behalf of the transgressor can go a long way in resolving the disputes.

 

Alicia Adamczyk

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The Sense of Justice: Empathy in Law and Punishment  

The Sense of Justice: Empathy in Law and Punishment (Critical America)

Product by Brand: NYU Press ~ Markus Dirk Dubber (author) More about this product
Price: $65.00

Dubber argues against simple categorization of the sense of justice. Drawing on recent work in moral philosophy, political theory, and linguistics, Dubber defines the sense of justice in terms of empathy—the emotional capacity that makes law possible by giving us vicarious access to the experiences of others.

 

From there, he explores the way it is invoked, considered, and used in the American criminal justice system. He argues that this sense is more than an irrational emotional impulse but a valuable legal tool that should be properly used and understood.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empathy: Role of Empathy in Therapy

Empathy: Role of Empathy in Therapy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy is considered essential to therapy because for any therapeutic tactic to work, the therapist has to make the person in treatment feel understood. To do this, the therapist must not only understand what a person says in a therapy session but also understand what the person is not saying and communicate this understanding.

 

Therapists who are highly empathic can help people in treatment face past experiences and obtain a greater understanding of both the experience and feelings surrounding it.

Empathy is different from sympathy, which can imply pity, and conveying empathy is also not a passive process. A good therapist will generally be able to sense another person’s emotion through concentration and active listening, but the process requires continued engagement. Because empathy can be expressed in many ways, especially in therapy, there is no “right” way for a therapist to demonstrate understanding and acceptance to those in treatment.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

When Obama leaves, we’ll lose an empathetic force

When Obama leaves, we’ll lose an empathetic force | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy exits the presidential stage in January. Say what you want about Barack Obama, the man has a great capacity for empathy.

 

  • Say what you want about Barack Obama, the man has a great capacity for empathy.
  • Can you imagine either Clinton or Trump wiping away a tear while talking about the children shot to death in the elementary school in Sandy Hook?

 

Empathy exits the presidential stage in January.

Say what you want about Barack Obama, the man has a great capacity for empathy. In fact, this nation is on a 24-year run of White House empathy. Say what you want about George W. Bush (remember the pile after 9/11) and Bill “I feel your pain” Clinton, they, too, were able to empathize with regular Americans.

 

 Michael Dobie

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens

Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Teachers are uniquely positioned to teach empathy, which will help children not only discover personal success, but also contribute to the betterment of society.

 

When young people develop empathy, they not only thrive in school and life, but they also impact their communities in positive, often extraordinary ways.

Individual and societal success depends on raising and educating children who care about others. But we have misled today's children to believe that success is achieved through test scores, material wealth, and personal gain. In turn, there has been a measurable shift toward self-centeredness at a time when society depends more, not less, on people who give of themselves.

6 Empathy-Building Habits of Great Teachers
  • 1. Create meaningful relationships with students.
  • 2. Nurture children's self-efficacy through mentoring.
  • 3. Teach values associated with good citizenship.
  • 4. Inspire students to become their best selves.
  • 5. Expose students to different opinions and worldviews.
  • 6. Link curriculum to real-world service activities.

 

Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Why Empathy in the Classroom is Vital (and How to Practice It)

Why Empathy in the Classroom is Vital (and How to Practice It) | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
How to Effectively Practice Empathy in the Classroom


How can you foster empathy in the classroom? Below are just a few examples of ways you can introduce empathy into your classes.

 

  • Model it.
  • Try to communicate empathy. 
  • Emphasize shared values and common interests. 
  • Offer a safe environment to discuss differences. 
  • Use self-disclosure. 
  • Create opportunities for collaboration. 

 

by GDC Team

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Scientists may have debunked one of the biggest myths about sex after giving birth

Scientists may have debunked one of the biggest myths about sex after giving birth | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

A new study has found that new mothers have less sexual desire for male partners who express empathy. Research published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy has some suprising news for couples who have recently had children.

255 first time parents with children between 3-12 months old were surveyed on their sex lives. The results found that women expressed less sexual desire towards male partners who expressed more empathy.

According to the study's author, professor Natalie Rosen, the experiment was expected to show that shared empathy was positive for both members of the relationship.

The find that women were less interested in their empathetic partners was a surprise.

 

by Joe Vesey-Byrne 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Animals with disabilities teach children about empathy, compassion

Animals with disabilities teach children about empathy, compassion | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue brought its non-equine rescues to Highland Acres to teach about the superpowers of empathy and compassion.

"By having the animals in, it's easier for them to make that connection between what is a bully, what is bullying and, with the animals here, how can it hurt them?" said Shannon Chaussee, Highland Acres teacher.

It wasn't just four-legged friends that did the teaching. Bullying survivor Kelsey Schulz described how her experiences with bullying affected her life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

 empathy-for-peace.org 

 empathy-for-peace.org  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy for Peace is the brainchild of Haifa Staiti, a grant-making and philanthropy specialist, born in the Palestinian city of Jenin, and Lily (Cohen) McGregor, a human resources and governance executive, born in Cairo, Egypt. Both spent their formative years experiencing the consequences of the Middle East conflict in different and very personal ways.

 

Haifa’s childhood was marked by her father’s on-going imprisonment in the hands of the Israeli authorities and her mother’s struggle to care for the family on her own; Lily experienced the deportation of her own family from Egypt by the Abdul Nasser regime in 1957, and the stigma of being an Egyptian-born Jew in a community of Holocaust survivors, who had themselves endured unimaginable suffering.

 

Their personal journeys, though taking place in different time and space, led them to a shared worldview and the conviction that bringing empathy to every human condition was the way to bridge ideological divides, prejudice and injustice – and to achieve peace.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The importance of self-compassion  

The importance of self-compassion   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
A lot of college students sacrifice their mental and physical health in order to get the grades they want. I would know, since I’m one of them. While sleep deprivation and an empty stomach might seem like a small price to pay for a good grade, these behaviors can be detrimental in the long run.

Beside the physical consequences such as a higher risk for heart attack and slower metabolism, pushing ourselves to exhaustion can be extremely harmful to our mental health and social life. Hunger and sleep deprivation can make us irritated and cause us to lash out at our friends. Additionally, the mental and physical fatigue can cause us to burn out and fail in times of stress.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Tylenol Proven To Decrease EMPATHY! (Seriously) 

Unbelievably it has come out that Tylenol, a massively popular drug used by tens of millions of Americans everyday, decreases empathy levels. You know, empathy, the thing that allows us to care about each other.

 

This is crazy and the implications are insane and global in scale. Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp explains.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Online, empathy adapts to survive 

Online, empathy adapts to survive  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Is empathy dead? I ask because it seems like the thing to do. “Is the internet killing empathy?” asks a headline on CNN – in a story that wonders if we’ve “become a society of detached voyeurs.”

 

“The End of Empathy?” gasps a Psychology Today piece, responding to the far more certain-seeming Fox News piece from Keith Ablow: “The End of Empathy.” (“I have been sounding the alarm about this psychological epidemic for a long time,” he brags.)

Elsewhere, the Times wants to know “Is Declining Empathy the Internet’s Fault?”; the Huffington Post notes that “Non-Human Animals Show Empathy. What Happened to Ours?”; and Scientific American posits the question: “What, Me Care?”

 

By Michael Andor Brodeur

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Empathy and Respect

Empathy and Respect | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy and respect.

Empathy is the enabler of social perceptiveness. It is this magic powder that makes people see and care for others. It pays off because empathic person would likely make everyone around better. Note: I’m using a very broad definition of empathy here, as there is a whole discussion how empathy is defined and decomposed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

We are suffering from a massive empathy deficit and it will have consequences

We are suffering from a massive empathy deficit and it will have consequences | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

by Tim Dick

 

Yet while it's most obvious on the fringes, the absence of empathy isn't restricted to them. The Australian government, most of its politicians, and the majority of voters seem blind to those languishing on Nauru and Manus. Put there by us for no crime but asking the wrong country for help, their plight has faded from the public consciousness, but even when asylum seekers were in the news Australia displayed little concern with the effect of imposing indefinite detention on those fleeing persecution.

Lack of empathy has consequences; for the most vulnerable and, as Trump is now discovering, for politicians too.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

The Value of Compassion in Work and Life 

Join the world renown author who popularized the concept of emotional intelligence as he makes the important distinction between empathy and compassion, and talks about why exercising compassion has a hugely positive effect in terms of our effectiveness as leaders

 

. We will also explore how compassion can have a major beneficial impact on how we relate to our peers, clients and customers in a business environment, as well as to our family and friends in the world beyond work.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting

8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

 

If you’re particularly sensitive or empathic by nature, you’re more likely to respond to narcissistic parenting with a stance I call echoism, named after the nymph Echo, who was cursed to repeat back the last few words she heard.

 

Just as Narcissus fell in love with his reflection, Echo fell in love with Narcissus. Narcissistic parents who explode without warning, or collapse in tears any time a child dares to express a need, force sensitive children to take up as little room as possible, as if having any expectations at all is an act of selfishness.

 

Like Echo, echoists struggle to have a voice of their own—and often end up with extremely narcissistic partners.

 

 
by Craig Malkin
 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Do you want to be more empathetic? Pick up a book

Do you want to be more empathetic? Pick up a book | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

He represents all aspects of empathy – compassion, tolerance, self-control. It’s a trait in short supply in this angry political season.

Too many adults equate empathy with weakness – or see it as an impractical indulgence in a frightening world. But empathy isn’t an indulgence – it’s a necessity for a humane, civilized society.

Children can learn empathy from direct instruction, the way Scout heard her father explain the “theory of mind,” the recognition that people hold beliefs and values that are different from our own.

Even more effective is to model empathy. Atticus Finch didn’t just talk about empathy; he lived it, offering dignity and respect to those who opposed him.

And a growing body of research shows that literary fiction such as To Kill a Mockingbird is also a powerful way to teach empathy – something English teachers have always known.

 

 

BY KAY MCSPADDEN

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Conflict at Work? Empathy Can Smooth Ruffled Feathers

Conflict at Work? Empathy Can Smooth Ruffled Feathers | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Gabrielle S. Adams, an assistant professor at the London Business School and a visiting fellow at Harvard University, has examined the role that empathy and forgiveness can play in resolving these conflicts.

In recent studies, Professor Adams found that misunderstandings often exist between the victims of harm and the people who committed the harm. In many cases, the transgressors did not intend a negative effect, whereas the victims tended to think that the damage was intentional. In addition, transgressors frequently felt guilty and wanted to be forgiven much more than their victims realized.

 

By PHYLLIS KORKKI

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Against Empathy and Other Philosophical Beefs -

Against Empathy and Other Philosophical Beefs - | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

You mount two challenges to the current discourse on empathy. So what is the discourse claiming that you’ve got problems with? What’s wrong with it? Is it again a case of ideology ?

JS: Empathy is one of these fashionable watchwords of popular science that is being publicly promoted in recent years (comparable to ‘resilience’, ‘depression’, ‘neuroplasticity’, ‘well-being’ and so much more).

 

There is a real and important phenomenon here, but it tends to gets misconstrued, taken out of context, and then set absolute as if everything depended on it when it comes to the future of humanity (think of Jeremy Rifkin’s manifesto The Empathic Civilization).

 

The first challenge I pose to the popular construct of empathy is a philosophical one, revolving around agency....

 

My second objection to the empathy trend concerns present-day human sociality, the way that we are all suddenly told how ‘inherently social’ we humans are, and how this default sociality is allegedly an ancient biological trait. ....

 

Jan Slaby is Professor in Philosophy of Mind at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

by Richard Marshall.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

A New Video Series Is Designed To Help Kids Build Empathy

A New Video Series Is Designed To Help Kids Build Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
“Empathy is at the heart of what it means to be human.”

 

A Silicon Valley educational technology company and researchers from Harvard have teamed up to launch a new series of animated videos in October about the importance of empathy, intended for teachers to use in building students’ social and emotional skills.

 

Developed by ClassDojo’s Big Ideas program and researchers at the Making Caring Common project at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, the series of three short videos, called “Empathy,” are the latest manifestation of a push to move promising ideas about social and emotional skill-building more quickly from research into classroom practice

more...
Scooped by Edwin Rutsch
Scoop.it!

Book Launch: "Fostering Empathy Through Museums"  

Book Launch: "Fostering Empathy Through Museums"   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Book Launch: "Fostering Empathy Through Museums"

Elif Gokcigdem, editor, with book contributors

There is a rapidly growing need for empathy to shape one's purpose and build connections in a complex world. Museums are uniquely equipped to foster empathy as a means to achieve personal, institutional, and societal progress. Join us for a discussion with the contributors to this new volume of trailblazing case studies.

​Elif Gokcigdem, editor, ​​Fostering Empathy Through Museums
Miriam Bader, Director of Education, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Emlyn Koster, Director, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Amy Landau, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic and South and Southeast Asian Art, The Walters Art Museum
Jordan Potash, Assistant Professor, Art Therapy Program at the George Washington University
Tommy Wide, Assistant Director for Special Projects, Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Free​; no​ reservations required.

 

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442263581/Fostering-Empathy-Through-Museums

more...
No comment yet.