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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Thanks to more rigorous research methods, there is growing recognition that emotional intelligence—like any skill—can be used for good or evil. So if we’re going to teach emotional intelligence in schools and develop it at work, we need to consider the values that go along with it and where it’s actually useful.
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Thanks to more rigorous research methods, there is growing recognition that emotional intelligence—like any skill—can be used for good or evil. So if we’re going to teach emotional intelligence in schools and develop it at work, we need to consider the values that go along with it and where it’s actually useful. 

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Algorithms Make Better Predictions — Except When They Don’t

Algorithms Make Better Predictions — Except When They Don’t | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Analytics can't replace intuition.
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Your Well-Being Declines When Others Are Unemployed, and Not Because of Empathy

Your Well-Being Declines When Others Are Unemployed, and Not Because of Empathy | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Rising unemployment leads people to fear they’ll lose their own jobs.
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Guide to Reading Microexpressions - Science of People

Guide to Reading Microexpressions - Science of People | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Learning how to decode the face is like having a super power. The face is the window into the soul–if you know how to read it. The good news is we can already tell a lot about someone by their face. The Face of a Leader: Look at these faces of CEOs, can you tell More Info »
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Friday time for a quiz? Clearly it "pays" not to, ahem :-) smile

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Why Social Media Will Fundamentally Change Business | MIT Sloan Management Review

Why Social Media Will Fundamentally Change Business | MIT Sloan Management Review | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Social media is just the latest in a long line of transformative technologies changing how business is conducted.
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Frans De Waal: Do Animals Have Morals?

Frans De Waal: Do Animals Have Morals? | Epersonal | Scoop.it

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Animals And Us. About Frans de Waal's TED Talk,  Empathy, cooperation and fairness seem like distinctly human

 

RAZ: And if an animal intuitively understands reciprocity, then maybe, just maybe, that animal understands and feels what others are feeling - empathy. And Frans decided to test this out by looking at something called synchronization.

 

(SOUNDBITE OF TED TALK)

DE WAAL:

Synchronization, which is part of that whole empathy mechanism, is a very old one in the animal kingdom.

 

And in humans of course, we can study that with yawn contagion. Humans yawn when others yawn. And it's related to empathy. It activates the same areas in the brain.

 

Also, we know that people who have a lot of yawn contagion are highly empathic. People who have problems with empathy, such as autistic children, they don't have yawn contagion. So it is connected. And we studied that in our chimpanzees by presenting them with an animated head that yawns.

 

And there's an actual real chimpanzee watching a computer screen on which we play these animations. So yawn contagion - that you're probably all familiar with and maybe you're going to start yawning soon now - is something that we share with other animals. And that's related to that whole synchronization that underlies empathy.

 


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Collaboration and competition are both in the genes. It isn't the fittest neccesarily that survives. Pay attention to who eats what from the office fruit bowl...

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11 reasons computers can't understand or solve our problems without human judgement

11 reasons computers can't understand or solve our problems without human judgement | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Why data is uncertain, cities are not programmable, and the world is not "algorithmic". Many people are not convinced that the Smart Cities movement will result in the use of technology to make pla...
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How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters | Science | WIRED

How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters | Science | WIRED | Epersonal | Scoop.it
There’s a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that’s been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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How to Show Empathy

How to Show Empathy | Epersonal | Scoop.it

Being able to practice empathy is one of the biggest skills you can learn.


In a world that spends so much time picking at flaws and igniting fear and anger in people, empathy can be a balm to that fear and anger. It can help you, and others, lead a more fulfilling and healthier life. See step 1 to get started.


 

 Practicing Specific Empathy

Listen...Open up...Offer physical affection...Focus your attention outwards...Withhold judgment...Offer help....


Building Up Your Empathy...

Challenge your own prejudice....Use your imagination.... Practice experiential empathy....Treat people as being important.... Practice loving-kindness meditation.... 
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First, listen . . .  Good reminders for those who want to build this skill.

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6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet

6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet | Epersonal | Scoop.it
We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here's what they said.
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Beyond BFFs: Using Texting to Promote Empathy

Beyond BFFs: Using Texting to Promote Empathy | Epersonal | Scoop.it

Questions Answered

Is it possible to “teach” empathy?Why focus on teens?Why texting (versus mobile apps, games, etc.) to promote empathy?What design principals can be used to help create a product that promotes empathy?What’s the research behind empathy-promoting technologies?

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Janxin Leu HopeLab

 


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Contextual Intelligence

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Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Lonely People Are More Likely to See Doll Faces as Human

Lonely People Are More Likely to See Doll Faces as Human | Epersonal | Scoop.it
A small new study posits that the threshold for recognizing something as "alive" lowers when someone is isolated.
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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist | Epersonal | Scoop.it
The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.
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Will Millennials Drive the Rise of the Sharing Economy?

Will Millennials Drive the Rise of the Sharing Economy? | Epersonal | Scoop.it
On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year...
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A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn't Have To

A Look Back At Why Blockbuster Really Failed And Why It Didn't Have To | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Blockbuster’s fatal flaw wasn’t one of intelligence or capability, but a failure to understand the networks that would determine its fate.
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An interesting case study on the power of networking and the science behind networks, and how it may pay to master both.

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PETA's Innovative Virtual Reality Experience Turns You Into a Chicken

PETA's Innovative Virtual Reality Experience Turns You Into a Chicken | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking "I, Chicken" lets students see, hear, and feel what it's like to be a small bird facing trouble.
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Virtual Reality as a means to build empathy. Find out what it is like to be a chicken and enjoy a dust bath! Who or what could be next...? This looks like fun.

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Work/Life Separation Is Impossible. Here’s How to Deal with It.

Work/Life Separation Is Impossible. Here’s How to Deal with It. | Epersonal | Scoop.it
As much as we may try, there is no wall between our work selves and our home selves. Keeping a balance means getting real with how one affects the other.
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New Statesman | You have to be kind to be cruel

Empathy is held up as humanity’s moral salvation, but scientific study exposes its dark and dangerou
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Why aren't we more compassionate?

Why aren't we more compassionate? | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.
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The Origins of the Anger Face

The Origins of the Anger Face | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Why humans have evolved to flare their nostrils, furrow their brows, and frown
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Stone-Tipped Spears Lethal Which May Indicate Early Cognitive And Social Skills | Science and Technology

Stone-Tipped Spears Lethal Which May Indicate Early Cognitive And Social Skills | Science and Technology | Epersonal | Scoop.it
Benjamin Schoville, Arizona State University
Attaching a stone tip onto a wooden spear shaft was a significant innovation for early modern humans living around 500,000 years ago.
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Turns Out Wolves’ Yawns Are Contagious, Too | Science | WIRED

Turns Out Wolves’ Yawns Are Contagious, Too | Science | WIRED | Epersonal | Scoop.it
In the yawns of wolves, scientists have found a hint of emotional depths once thought restricted to humans and our closest ancestors. Contagious yawning — the tendency to involuntarily follow suit when seeing another person yawn — is thought to be linked to empathy, drawing on some of the same cognitive mechanisms that underlie our ability to share the feelings of others. According to a new study, wolves yawn contagiously, too.
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