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Thinkfluence Man Pretends To Think Empathy Is Bad

Thinkfluence Man Pretends To Think Empathy Is Bad | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
“Against Empathy” makes a hell of a title for a video. It’s bold and spicy!

 

Empathy is bad is quite a strong take, after all, given that empathy—broadly speaking, the capacity to relate to and share the feelings and perspectives of others—is a core, defining trait of humanity, which will tend to be the largest demographic sector of any video’s viewership.

 

This week, The Atlantic published a video with that title on its website. It is bad and stupid, the latest absurdity (and one of the lowest) to which the “well-credentialed people saying wrong yet arresting things” industry has reduced the collective knowledge of humankind.

“Empathy is fundamentally, from a moral standpoint, a bad thing,” says the video’s star, Yale psychology and cognitive science professor Paul Bloom. “It makes the world worse.

 

by Albert Burneko

 

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Is empathy a trait, a skill, or something else?

Is empathy a trait, a skill, or something else? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is a trait, and a skill, and an interaction
Hello and thank you for signing up for my newsletter. I hope that you and your emotions are working well together, and that you've developed many ways to maintain your empathy in a world that can be draining.

Many people are focusing on empathy (or a lack of empathy) these days and wondering how we can increase empathy in these troubled times. I would caution you about simply increasing your empathy, because empathy is not merely something that flows out of you like water.
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Belief in the Utility of Cross-Partisan Empathy Reduces Partisan Animosity and Facilitates Political Persuasion - Luiza A. Santos, Jan G. Voelkel, Robb Willer, Jamil Zaki, 2022

In polarized political environments, partisans tend to deploy empathy parochially, furthering division. We propose that belief in the usefulness of cross-partisan empathy—striving to understand other people with whom one disagrees politically—promotes out-group empathy and has powerful ramifications for both intra- and interpersonal processes. Across four studies (total N = 4,748), we examined these predictions in online and college samples using surveys, social-network analysis, preregistered experiments, and natural-language processing.

 

Believing that cross-partisan empathy is useful is associated with less partisan division and politically diverse friendship networks (Studies 1 and 2). When prompted to believe that empathy is a political resource—versus a political weakness—people become less affectively polarized (Study 3) and communicate in ways that decrease out-partisans’ animosity and attitudinal polarization (Study 4). These findings demonstrate that belief in cross-partisan empathy impacts not only individuals’ own attitudes and behaviors but also the attitudes of those they communicate with.

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Empathizing With the Opposition May Make You More Politically Persuasive 

Empathizing With the Opposition May Make You More Politically Persuasive  | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Trying to understand people we disagree with can feel like an effort hardly worth making, particularly in contentious political environments in which offering even the smallest olive branch to the opposition can be perceived as betraying our own side. Research in Psychological Science, however, suggests that cross-partisan empathy may actually make our political arguments more persuasive, rather than softening our convictions. This holds true for even the most politically partisan among us. 

“Empathizing across differences can not only help us better understand people’s perspectives but also make us more convincing advocates of our own beliefs,” said Luiza A. Santos, who conducted this research with Jan G. Voelkel, Robb Willer, and Jamil Zaki (Stanford University). People who are encouraged to value empathy across party lines are also more likely to support bipartisan cooperation and less likely to report hating people on the other side of a political issue, Santos added. 

To explore how belief in the utility of empathy can decrease partisan animosity and increase political persuasiveness, Santos and colleagues conducted a series of four studies involving 3,650 Democrat and Republican participants in the United States. 
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EmpathyLab celebrates increased outreach in 2022 campaign

EmpathyLab celebrates increased outreach in 2022 campaign | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
EmpathyLab has revealed it reached more than 400,000 children in its 2022 Empathy Day campaign, an increase of 24% on 2021’s figures.

The annual event focuses on using books to build an understanding of the importance and practice of empathy.

The number of schools involved this year increased by 10% to 1,862 with a 144% increase in participation among Welsh schools. The campaign also saw growth in library involvement, rising to 168 services from just 19 in 2017. 
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Why You Should Use Empathy in Business

Why you should use empathy in business: Is there a place for empathy in the workplace? Google recently identified empathy as THE difference maker. Why is empathy important in business and what does these new statement from Google and Adobe mean for business?

In this video Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds' CEO, talks about why you should use empathy in business, and explores 3 obstacles leader face that will help you understand how you can use empathy to get better results for yourself for your team and for your organization.
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Antidepressants, Empathy, and Democracy: Is the American way of life threatened by the growing proportion of citizens taking psychiatric medications?

Antidepressants, Empathy, and Democracy: Is the American way of life threatened by the growing proportion of citizens taking psychiatric medications? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
You can learn much about what a civilization lacks by observing what sentiments it elevates as an ideal. The ancient Greeks, who invented the concept of the “golden mean” between extremes, were, on the basis of Greek tragedy and historical accounts, given to wild eruptions of rage. For years now, Americans have exalted empathy as our king of sentiments, but on the evidence of everyday life, empathy is in short supply.
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The Empathy Edge: Maria Ross : Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz : NPR

The Empathy Edge: Maria Ross : Wisdom From The Top with Guy Raz : NPR | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
In 2016, Maria Ross realized that she was trying to teach her son that empathy was a way to success, when the world around them seemed to be sending the exact opposite message. So she took her years of experience as a management and brand consultant to make the case for empathy not as a moral imperative, but as a business strategy. She turned her research into a book called The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success.
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The importance of empathic higher ed leaders in a disruptive time (opinion)

The importance of empathic higher ed leaders in a disruptive time (opinion) | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
One important quality, though, is too often glossed over: empathy.

Sure, position descriptions identify emotional intelligence, cross-cultural competency and interpersonal skills as essential for successful leaders. But when it comes down to actually selecting someone, empathic leadership can be hard to define—and even harder to tease out in the search process.

Why is empathic leadership important? In an era when leaders face intense scrutiny—from the public, political leaders, alumni and parents, and even from within their own institutions—empathic leaders are able to self-reflect, be present, listen actively, identify and act on their emotions, and withhold judgment. These qualities can foster resilience and longevity, especially during a time of disruption. Moreover, by displaying empathy, leaders model qualities that are at the very core of university life: civility, authenticity and openness to vigorous debate.
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Research shows virtual reality can increase empathy

Research shows virtual reality can increase empathy | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
” Bailenson tells THE WEEK. “We have conducted several research studies that have shown that VR can increase empathy and prosocial behaviour. As technology evolves, the simulations will only become more convincing.”
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Learning Empathy Through Literature | DonorsChoose project by Mr. Manoa

Learning Empathy Through Literature | DonorsChoose project by Mr. Manoa | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
My students began the year learning about empathy.
They are learning about empathy via a whole-class class read aloud. We are reading the book Restart by Gordon Korman. The students are loving this book so far. It tells of the effects of one person's behaviors from different perspectives. It will be very powerful for them to each of their own copy to annotate and draw connections.
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Empathy in the Face of Existential Threats ft. Paul R. Ehrlich Purposeful Empathy

Paul R. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor Emeritus of Population Studies at Stanford, where he taught for over half a century. He is an expert in evolution, ecology, and human biology and the author of The Population Bomb, considered one of the most influential books of the 20th Century. In this episode, he addresses the most existential problem facing humanity - climate change - and the significant role empathy plays in combating it.

00:00 Introduction
00:23 About Paul R. Ehrlich
02:43 Paul reflects on a passage from his 2010 book Humanity on a Tightrope
04:00 What is the “human predicament”?
05:48 Why women’s human rights matter for climate justice
07:32 Why Paul is not optimistic about solving the population problem
10:52 What is the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) Initiative at Stanford?
13:38 Empathy’s role in tackling existential problems
18:12 The downward spiral of the last 15 years
21:11 The root cause of our perilous situation
26:44 Pearls of wisdom for young people
29:12 Paul R. Ehrlich’s Purposeful Empathy Story
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Empathy training for research, collaboration, and citizenship —

Empathy training for research, collaboration, and citizenship — | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Others Empathy Training is a curriculum of common sense, and uncommon spirit.
Empathy isn’t magic. It isn’t a sixth sense, or a tender feeling, and may or may not inspire you to be kind. Empathy is the skill of seeing things from another point of view, even and especially those you can’t stand or fathom. Simply shifting your perspective is the practice. And we believe that practice is the key to every relationship, whether between colleagues or communities, companies and consumers, neighbors or nations.
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Empathizing with the opposition may make you more politically persuasive

Empathizing with the opposition may make you more politically persuasive | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
To explore how belief in the utility of empathy can decrease partisan animosity and increase political persuasiveness, Santos and colleagues conducted a series of four studies involving 3,650 Democrat and Republican participants in the United States.
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SIMPLE brand #86 - Sarah Panus: Empathy-Driven Brand Storytelling

SIMPLE brand #86 - Sarah Panus: Empathy-Driven Brand Storytelling | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Why brand storytelling is the most ideal way to stand out against all of the clutter your customers see
  • How to approach brand storytelling
  • Your brand is not the hero of your story
  • Sarah’s Focus Empathy Data framework simplifies the storytelling process
  • The ideal way to mine the best stories
  • How to use empathy filters to instill empathy into your content and storytelling
  • How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) insights can inform the stories you should create
  • How to use empathy the right way in creating content
  • How empathy-driven storytelling can actually help brands save money

 

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What Will Help You Persuade Your Political Opponents?

What Will Help You Persuade Your Political Opponents? | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

BY JOHN SANFORD 
Just in time for the midterm elections, a new study finds that believing in empathy makes your political arguments more persuasive.


Empathizing with your political opponents increases your chances of changing their minds.

That was the gist of an argument researchers at Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences presented to some Republican and Democratic participants of a new study. The argument appeared to get through to them.

These participants succeeded in making more persuasive appeals to members of the other party—and reported feeling more inclined to seek common ground with them—than participants prompted with the opposite argument.

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‘Actor Cillian Murphy, our patron and friend, has been incredibly supportive and this has culminated in Ionbhá’ 

‘Actor Cillian Murphy, our patron and friend, has been incredibly supportive and this has culminated in Ionbhá’  | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
My route to the Activating Social Empathy Project was a bit autobiographical, and something I share in my essay in Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland, which I co-edited.
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Empathy for the Borderline

Empathy for the Borderline | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Borderline personality disorder is one of the most stigmatized mental health diagnoses.

People want to be helpful to borderline individuals, but frequently find it hard not to recoil and feel defensive.

Garnering empathy for these people can help to not take their vexing actions personally, and lead to better therapeutic interactions.

 

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The danger of ethics without empathy | Heidi L. Maibom 

The danger of ethics without empathy | Heidi L. Maibom  | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

The relationship between morality and emotion has divided thinkers for centuries. Most contemporary ethical systems demand impartiality; that we should not allow emotion, particularly empathy, to distract us from doing what is morally right. In this article, Heidi L. Maibom rejects this position. Here, she argues that empathy is both an essential and necessary tool to understanding human nature, and provides a blueprint for how we should devise our moral systems.

To most people, it seems obvious that empathy has something important to do with morality. After all, when we feel with someone who suffers, we often think it is wrong that the person suffers, and if someone has caused their suffering, we tend to think they were wrong to do so. Saints, like Saint Francis or Mother Theresa, are typically moved by their concern for the suffering of others. And I, at least, use my empathy as a moral guide. If I empathize with the suffering of caged animals, say, I begin to think that caging animals is wrong. Morally wrong.

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Inside the science of empathetic joy | On Point

Inside the science of empathetic joy | On Point | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Mass grief. Mass outrage. Seemingly everywhere.

But can we also learn to share in each other’s joy?

“When you ask people to report on the empathetic experiences that they’ve had, they resonate with other people’s positive feelings just as much as their negative ones, if not more," Jamil Zaki says. "And yet, I don’t think they realize how they can apply it in their own lives.”

Today, On Point: The science of empathetic joy and how we can experience more of it.
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How To Be More Empathetic In A Relationship, According To Experts

How To Be More Empathetic In A Relationship, According To Experts | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Being empathetic means you're aware of someone's emotions from their perspective; you feel what they feel. Although it's important to be empathetic in every personal connection you have, it's vital to maintaining a long-lasting romantic relationship with your partner. No matter how long you've been with your S.O., feeling understood and heard is a great way to feel like you and your partner are a team. But to completely understand what it means to be empathetic, it's good to know the difference between that... and just being sympathetic. "Empathy drives connection where sympathy can disempower,” says licensed marriage and family therapist Barbara Cunningham. “Empathy is 'I'm so glad you told me that.' You respect your partner's adulthood without judgment.”

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Ruth Maille Set To Add The Power of Empathy To “The Power of..” Book Series

Ruth Maille Set To Add The Power of Empathy To “The Power of..” Book Series | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Ruth has scooped several awards, including grand prize awards for the book series, and she is looking to continue in that tradition with The Power of Empathy. The book delves into the principles of friendship, kindness, and empathy, using captivating illustrations and characters, including the Orbit mascot. Other books in the series are The Power of Kindness – Through the Eyes of Children, The Power of Gratitude – Unlocking Hidden Treasures and The Power of Positivity – The ABCs of a Pandemic.
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Empathy for the Borderline

Empathy for the Borderline | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
Borderline personality disorder is one of the most stigmatized mental health diagnoses.
People want to be helpful to borderline individuals, but frequently find it hard not to recoil and feel defensive.
Garnering empathy for these people can help to not take their vexing actions personally, and lead to better therapeutic interactions.
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Empathy Summit 2022

Empathy Summit 2022 | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

All information is subject to change - as of September 25

Space is limited. For more information please contact: info@oneempathynetwork.com

DAY 1 | OCTOBER 26, 2022

Day 1 | October 26 | 9:00 - 17:30 

Location: THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND THE TEXTILE MUSEUM

 

9:00 | Arrival & Check in

 

9:15 | Welcome & Agenda Overview

 

9:30 | Empathy as a Portal to Love: Making Windows from Heart to Heart --An Overview of Designing for Empathy®

 

Presentation by:

Elif M. Gokcigdem, PhD, Founding President, ONE - Organization of Networks for Empathy 

 

10:00 | Group Dialogue

 

10:30 | 10 minute break

 

10:40 | The Complex Relationship Between Curiosity and Empathy 

 

Presentation by:

Allison Jane Martingano, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (via ZOOM)

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The Magic of Empathy in Ethnography ft. Karen Faith Purposeful Empathy Hosted by Anita Nowak

Watch this episode to learn how empathy is a practice that is available to everyone, not just the tender-hearted.

Karen Faith is the founder and CEO of Others Unlimited, an empathy training organisation for research, collaboration, and citizenship. In this episode, she explains how her research as an ethnographer has led her to develop a practice she calls “unconditional welcome.”

00:00 Introduction
00:23 About Karen Faith
01:31 How empathy is a practice available to everyone
03:10 Using ethnography to expand your perspective
05:03 How being an ethnographer changes personal relationships
08:02 What is "unconditional welcome”?
11:04 Benefits of ethnography work
12:52 Using empathy to help “you understand me”
14:03 About Karen’s training curriculum
20:32 How can ethnography help companies better understand their customers?
23:45 What is the most misunderstood aspect of empathy?
25:17 The most astonishing thing Karen’s research has taught her
28:42 Karen Faith’s Purposeful Empathy Story
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The Power of Empathy and Compassion

The Power of Empathy and Compassion | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
In this discussion article, Drs Harvey and Clark reflect on the importance of empathy and compassion. Parents are frequently devastated by the news of an irreversible hearing loss. Older pediatric patients wrestle not only with communication barriers but also with the challenges of fitting into an aural-oral-based social milieu.

 

And adult patients often find it difficult to confront the changed self-image that accompanies the realization that hearing loss is here to stay. Empathy and compassion are key to fostering patient growth beyond the assistance that technology can provide.

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