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Empathy: the secret ingredient in innovation

Empathy: the secret ingredient in innovation | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
This is where empathy comes in. Very simply, empathy is the ability to see the world from someone else’s point of view. An empathy-based approach to innovation can connect deeply with people’s experience, identify unnamed problems and develop valuable solutions.

Empathy is inbuilt. Our brains are wired to mirror the emotions of others. But we filter our understanding through the biases we carry. It is a common innovation failing to assume you know what your customer wants. Truly understanding the perspective of another person requires deep listening and observing.
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The Psychologist and the Philosopher - Empathy

The Psychologist and the Philosopher - Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Sarah Mac, the psychologist Jo Corrigan and the philosopher Darius Sepehri ponder the empathy dilemma; can we really know what another person feels?
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Why Qualitative Analytics Is Your Key Tool For User Empathy

Why Qualitative Analytics Is Your Key Tool For User Empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Why is empathy so important? It’s the key to creating a winning app through every step of the creative process, from ideation to release. Apps are meant to make people happier and/or improve their lives, so the concept behind an app is rooted in empathy. From there onwards, user experience design, UI, and retention are all improved when the team maintains empathy towards the users, walking a mile in their shoes.
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Teaching the Language of Compassion

Teaching the Language of Compassion | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
What is Compassion?
According to Greater Good Magazine, “Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related.

 

While empathy refers more generally to our ability to take the perspective of and feel the emotions of another person, compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help.

 

Altruism, in turn, is the kind, selfless behavior often prompted by feelings of compassion, though one can feel compassion without acting on it, and altruism isn’t always motivated by compassion.”

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How the Mirror Neuron System Regulates Empathy – Empathic Workplace

How the Mirror Neuron System Regulates Empathy – Empathic Workplace | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
How the Mirror Neuron System Regulates Empathy

When someone with a very active mirror neuron system sees someone who’s grieving or nervous (fearful), for example, they can actually feel it too through this reflection process. They respond by trying to comfort the person feeling these uncomfortable emotions. In doing so, the person being comforted often begins to feel a little better.

As the subject of the empathy feels better, the empathic person feels better as well.
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Can You Run Out of Empathy?

Can You Run Out of Empathy? | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Although most of us employ the terms empathy and compassion interchangeably, professional writers generally distinguish between these closely linked behavioral ideals. Specifically, they regard empathy as the capacity to put oneself in another’s shoes, which involves not only vicariously experiencing their perspective but also its corresponding emotions. Compassion, however, is viewed as including all the components of empathy but as taking this imagined identification one crucial step further.

Literally meaning “to suffer together,” it focuses more on the willingness to actually take action to alleviate another’s suffering. In fact, eminent psychologist Barbara Fredrickson has dubbed it “empathy in action.” And such pro-active efforts may register physically as a decelerated heart rate; secretion of the bonding hormone, oxytocin; and involve regions of the brain associated with caregiving.

 

Additionally, because (self-disinterestedly) advocating for another’s welfare can be intrinsically rewarding, acting compassionately can also light up the pleasure centers of one’s brain (see “What Is Compassion?” no author or date provided, Greater Good Magazine, Univ. of  CA, Berkeley).

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We’re All In This Together: A Neighborhood Conversation on Building Empathy and Safe Communities – Lawrence Hall

We’re All In This Together: A Neighborhood Conversation on Building Empathy and Safe Communities – Lawrence Hall | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

We’re All In This Together : A Neighborhood Conversation on Building Empathy and Safe Communities 


What does a trauma-informed community look like? What steps can wetake to make our neighborhoods more resilient? How can we be better neighbors? How do Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma inform daily interactions? Join us as we explore what our roles are, individually and collectively, in building a more empathetic and safe community.


Presented By: 
Cook County Health & Hospital System (CCHHS) • The Kedzie Center • Lawrence Hall • North Park University • North River Commission • 2nd Story 

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Empathy project goes online | Cornell Chronicle

Empathy project goes online | Cornell Chronicle | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Since its launch in September 2016, the Cornell Race and Empathy Project has recorded, archived and shared the everyday stories of Cornellians that evoke racial empathy. The physical incarnation of the project – a cozy listening booth shaped like a stylized ear – is showing wear and tear and will have to be retired.

To continue fostering the ability to identify and understand the feelings of someone of a different background, the project has evolved into an online presence.

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Be Careful with Empathy – NYC Design 

Be Careful with Empathy – NYC Design  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Find the optimal level of empathic engagement. There are 3 levels of empathy: cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy.

a. Cognitive empathy is when you put yourself into someone else’s place, and see their perspective. It is very possible that you do this without feeling any sympathy/pity.

b. Affective / emotional empathy is when you feel the other person’s emotions alongside them. Careful not to be overwhelmed by those emotions. You might have a empathy overload where you are unable to respond and might destroy the users’ trust and even destroy you.

c. The last is compassionate empathy. It is what usually understood by people as empathy. We need to first understand and then sympathise with what they are going through. Finally we take, or help them to take, action to resolve the problem.

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Carl Rogers interview with South African Journalist.

Carl Rogers interview with South African Journalist. Talks about his empathic approach and applying it to education, families, peace building, etc.


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Aurorasa Coaching launches Project Empathy Social Skills Training, the first holistic digital empathy training with Dr. Mark Goulston. – Trinity Digest

Aurorasa Coaching launches Project Empathy Social Skills Training, the first holistic digital empathy training with Dr. Mark Goulston. – Trinity Digest | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Aurorasa Coaching is launching Project Empathy Social Skills Training, an empathy training based on the Humm-Wadsworth personality model, a flexible framework for understanding people’s temperaments. The training is targeting the growing demand for emotional intelligence training from leaders, executives, salespeople, and entrepreneurs who want to improve the quality of their relationships and achieve better results.

Project Empathy helps to increase influence in an ethical and sustainable way by offering a flexible personality model that allows people to communicate effectively and cater to every personality type. The empathy training is completed by connective listening training and also teaches how to ask better questions with Dr. Mark Goulston’s MIA method.
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  Radical Empathy: Women and Power —

  Radical Empathy: Women and Power — | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Through creative breakout groups and a talk from the frog team, we will learn a design research technique called “Radical Empathy” and use it explore what power means for women in the context of the workplace. Join us for an evening focused on how women can truly be there for one another while navigating personal and professional life changes.

It’ll be an evening of solidarity and strategic ideation with delicious light refreshments.
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Political Inclusion and Empathy: Emory President Claire E. Sterk  

As part of Emory University's ongoing Conversations with America focus group series, which encourages our community to address some of our country's most difficult issues, President Sterk takes a moment to discuss her own perspective on such topics as inclusion and diversity, immigration, the future of work, the value of higher education, the impact of emerging technology on higher education, the reasons Emory embraces difficult conversations, and the importance of political inclusion and empathy.
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Actor Evanna Lynch Says Empathy For Humans Is The Key To Animal Liberation

Actor Evanna Lynch Says Empathy For Humans Is The Key To Animal Liberation | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
'Empathy'
During Lynch's speech, she discussed the 'difficult to face' realities of animal agriculture, and offered her suggestions for forward momentum within the vegan movement - highlighting compassion for both humans and animals as something to strive toward.

In reference to animals, she said: "Now it’s time to practice extending our circle of empathy, further than before, because it is the quality most needed in this world."

Through anecdotal evidence, Lynch presented a case for building bridges - not walls - between vegans and nonvegans, as the route to maximum impact.

She said: "I'd also like to touch on extending that empathy to our fellow humans which, alongside our outrage for animals oppressed by humanity, is a tricky balance to strike - but it's vital in our quest for animal liberation.”
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Why We Try So Hard to Escape Our Humanity: "Empathy is at the core of who we are."   New York Times

Why We Try So Hard to Escape Our Humanity: "Empathy is at the core of who we are."   New York Times | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

Empathy is at the core of who we are. That can be painful.

By Dan Ariely - professor of psychology and author
Aug. 25, 2018

 

In my mind one of the defining elements of being human is the ability to care about others — not merely to say that we care, but to truly experience that caring, to have empathy.

 

We have the capacity to feel the emotions others experience as if those emotions were our own. We feel our children’s joy when they first ride a bike or score a soccer goal, but we also cry when someone else is suffering a loss, and rejoice at one’s good fortune. And we can experience these things even if the other person is just an acquaintance or even a complete stranger.

 

When we stop to think about empathy, it is very clear that it is an amazing superpower. It allows us to transport ourselves into the mind of another person and view and feel life from their perspective. Of course, we can’t completely step into that other person’s shoes, but we can get close. Even more impressive is that sometimes when we watch a movie or read a book, we get to feel the joy and pain of fictional characters as if they were real.

 

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The Destruction of Empathy, Part One

The Destruction of Empathy, Part One | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it

The principle of cruelty is the decrease in empathy: the Other is disposable and dispensable, nothing binds me to them, our destinies have nothing in common. There is a neuro-militaristic programming of low empathy in our societies. And violence is the key tool: it launches the instructive message that the Other (woman, elder, migrant, poor, black, dissident) is superfluous, can be eliminated.

Thus what sustains the policies of the precaritization of life is a certain configuration (or deconfiguration) of perception and sensibility. These are issues of the utmost importance, but analyses of the conjuncture barely notice them, more focused on reviewing partisan maneuvers and palace intrigue, the relations of force between organizations and factions, the state of polls and “public opinion.” It is urgent and necessary to equip oneself with a seismographic poetic sensibility to delve into and describe this plane of reality.

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Educating for Empathy 

Educating for Empathy  | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Educating for Empathy presents a compelling framework for thinking about the purpose and practice of literacy education in a politically polarized world. Mirra proposes a model of critical civic empathy that encourages secondary ELA teachers to consider how issues of power and inequity play out in the literacy classroom and how to envision literacy practices as a means of civic engagement.

 

The book reviews core elements of ELA instruction—response to literature, classroom discussion, research, and digital literacy—and demonstrates how these activities can be adapted to foster critical thinking and empathetic perspectives among students. Chapters depict teachers and students engaging in this transformative learning, offer concrete strategies for the classroom, and pose questions to guide school communities in collaborative reflection.

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Empathy mapping

Empathy mapping | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Designing an action or an app to benefit a user is a mission in itself. We run largely on empathy. Empathy binds us and also motivates us. When we unlock the proper points and sequence we have an empathy map.

In any sort of user design action we map out a journey for the user based on their anticipated preferences. Preparing a product or service for a user is like clearing a field. You have to scope out the plot, anticipate desired usage, then position buildings and constructs to best advantage.

You must survey, clear obstacles, grade and prepare the plot for habitation. The action depicted above defines the objective of creating an effective video production. The user must be thought of every step of the way.

You are mapping actions against anticipated o
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The Science of Adversity and the Case for Systemic Empathy | Stan Sonu | TEDxChicago

The Science of Adversity and the Case for Systemic Empathy | Stan Sonu 

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Empathy- an important tool for doctors - Health Files by Dr. Aruna Muralidhar  

Empathy- an important tool for doctors - Health Files by Dr. Aruna Muralidhar   | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
There are benefits of empathy for the clinicians as well. Those who have higher empathy levels (being more aware of patients’ emotional needs and responding appropriately to their concerns) experience lesser stress, cynicism and burnout than those with less empathy.

However, there are barriers to empathy. Time pressure and anxiety interfere with eliciting, acknowledging and listening to the concerns. Doctors need to include psychosocial dimensions of the patients’ life in the consultation to be able to communicate better. Cultural barriers, generation gap, preconceived notions on morality and also a prejudiced approach hinder empathy to a large extent. The negative emotions that arise due to tension between the patients and care providers make therapeutic outcomes difficult.
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The case against empathy

The case against empathy | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Who can be against empathy? If our moral intuitions align on anything, is it not on the idea that empathy for other human beings is a good thing? What harm could come from identifying with the thoughts and feelings of our fellow creatures?

According to Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology at Yale, most of us are completely wrong about empathy. The author of a new book titled Against Empathy, Bloom uses clinical studies and simple logic to argue that empathy, however well-intentioned, is a poor guide for moral reasoning. Worse, to the extent that individuals and societies make ethical judgments on the basis of empathy, they become less sensitive to the suffering of greater and greater numbers of people.

 

By
sean.illing@vox.com 
 

Aug 20, 2018,

 

 

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Empathy Rising | Commonwealth Club

Empathy Rising | Commonwealth Club | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve had experiences at work or your community where, while helping someone in crisis, you found yourself overextended. Or maybe you’ve seen an opportunity to help someone in the past and held back because it felt to risky or dangerous.

 

How do you typically engage in relationships? How does your engagement shift when you are in a professional role? How does a challenging situation or crisis impact how you engage? Sustaining empathy requires attention. Awareness of how you engage in challenging times can become your superpower. Come learn the empathy rising framework for showing up in challenging situations and leave with tips for sustaining yourself while on empathy adventures. 

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World's Top Empathy Researcher Accused of Widespread Abuse

World's Top Empathy Researcher Accused of Widespread Abuse | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Tania Singer is internationally renowned for her research into human empathy, but her colleagues say her actions speak louder than words.


The preeminent voice in empathy research is Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Director and neuroscientist Tania Singer. Foremost among her research is a project which seeks to prove that meditation can produce kinder, more caring human beings. Unfortunately, it allegedly does not seem to have done very much for Singer herself.

“Whenever anyone had a meeting with her there was at least an even chance they would come out in tears,” one colleague said, in a series of anonymous interviews intended to protect the identities of the alleged victims of Singer’s abuse.

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How Empathy Can Help Your Company Get Ahead

How Empathy Can Help Your Company Get Ahead | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Michael Ventura is quick to dismiss the notion that empathy is some touchy-feely emotion that makes leaders seem soft. In business, he argues, empathy is what can help a company vanquish the competition, gain loyal customers, retain innovative employees and elevate itself from good to great.

 

Ventura, founder and CEO of strategy and design studio Sub Rosa, has put the lessons he’s learned from working with major brands into a book titled, Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership. He recently joined the Knowledge@Wharton show on SiriusXM to discuss why this particular emotion is becoming paramount in the business world.

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Trauma Informed Education » Teaching Empathy with Mary Gordon

Trauma Informed Education » Teaching Empathy with Mary Gordon | Empathy Magazine | Scoop.it
Mary Gordon is founder of the Roots of Empathy program in Toronto, Canada. In 2000, she established this international program Roots of Empathy, which now offers programs in elementary schools in around the world. Roots of Empathy is recognized as one of the top evidence-based social and emotional learning programs. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
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