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Affective empathy in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis - Schizophrenia Research

Affective empathy in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis - Schizophrenia Research | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

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Background
Affective empathy, or the emotional response one has to the experiences or emotional states of others, contributes to relationship-maintaining behaviors and is key in fostering social connections, yet no work has synthesized the body of literature for people with schizophrenia. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to determine the extent to which those diagnosed with schizophrenia experience deficits in affective empathy.

Methods
A literature search was conducted of studies examining empathy. Data were analyzed using a random effects meta-analytic model with Hedges' g standardized mean difference effect size.

Results
Individuals with schizophrenia exhibited significant, medium deficits in affective empathy (k = 37). Measurement type moderated the affective empathy deficit such that performance-based measures showed larger schizophrenia group deficits than self-report measures.

Conclusion
Consistent, significant deficits in affective empathy were found comparing people with schizophrenia to healthy controls, especially when using performance-based assessments. The medium effect suggests an important role for empathy in the realm of social cognitive research, and points to the need for further investigation of measurement techniques and associations with functional outcomes.

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Empathy Training In Schools

Empathy Training In Schools | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
The teachers in our faculty are all part of The Danish Society for the Promotion of Life Wisdom in Children, founded in 2007. We are a small, self-constituted association with just nine members who share an interest in the consequences for children of the rapid changes and drastic breakdown of values which we are currently experiencing, as well as the great opportunities that are at hand. We came together to try and formulate an answer to the question:

What is the most important and most valuable thing that can be done for children to
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Empathy in school - empathy and relationship work in practice, theory and research

Schools are places of relationships. Successful relationships are indispensable for learning and development processes. But how do relationships actually succeed? This question will be discussed in this event as part of the German-Danish model project »Empathy macht Schule«.
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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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Practicing Empathy: Pragmatism and the Value of Relations: Mark Fagiano: Bloomsbury Academic

Practicing Empathy: Pragmatism and the Value of Relations: Mark Fagiano: Bloomsbury Academic | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it

Grounded in the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism, Fagiano's approach demonstrates the practical benefits of adopting a broad and pluralistic understanding of empathy as both an idea and a practice. His pragmatic and contextualist philosophy of empathy provides a valuable starting point for answering some of the most pressing questions surrounding empathy today, including can empathy be developed? Is empathy moral? What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?

Table of Contents
1. Empathy and Pluralism
2. Pathos and the Death of Dualisms
3. Feeling Into
4. Feeling With
5. Feeling For
6. Is Empathy Moral?
7. Can Empathy Be Developed?
8. Empathic Democracy as a Way of Life

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"Empathie macht Schule" by Helle Jensen & Corina Aguilar-Raab

“Empathie macht Schule” is a model project at three primary schools in Berlin, Germany, which has several unusual and innovative features that will be of interest to those developing mindfulness based approaches in schools within the context of social and emotional learning and a whole school approach.

 

This presentation will outline the theoretical base for the programme - that children learn better when adults succeed in building a sincere relationship with them, and for that adults need relationship competencies, empathy and mindfulness and the willingness to reflect on difficult situations.

 

We will explore how the project teaches teachers to use mindfulness practice and dialogue to enhance the empathy, compassion and presence in the school/classroom in an attempt to create a sound environment for wellbeing, learning and development, including in challenging situations. We will outline how we are evaluating the project using an innovative mixed method research design approach.

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Lower empathy partially explains why political conservatism is associated with riskier pandemic lifestyles  

Lower empathy partially explains why political conservatism is associated with riskier pandemic lifestyles   | Empathy Movement Magazine | Scoop.it
New research helps to explain the association between political conservatism and riskier pandemic lifestyles. According to new research published in Discover Social Science and Health, political conservatives tend to be less empathetic, hold more authoritarian beliefs, and feel less threatened by the pandemic, which in turn is associated with reduced adherence to COVID-19 health recommendations.

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To measure empathic concern, the researchers asked the participants to indicate the extent to which they agree or disagree with the statements: “I am often concerned about people less fortunate than me,” “I often feel sorry for people when they are having problems in their lives,” and “I often feel protective towards people who are being taken advantage of.”

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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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