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Reduced neural empathy for women wearing revealing clothes

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Perhaps the most serious concern about objectification is that it can lead us to disregard the rights and experiences of the objectified person. For instance, past research has shown that we’re more inclined to blame a rape victim depicted in a bikini, and more willing to (hypothetically) administer painful tablets to men and women shown wearing swim wear, rather than fully clothed.

Now a study in Cortex has taken things further by showing that volunteers’ empathy-related brain activity was diminished when they saw an objectified woman suffering social rejection, as compared with a woman who wasn’t objectified.
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Kirstin Neff: Fierce Self-Compassion Is Essential For Creativity (Create out Loud Podcast Ep. 10)

How often do we sit down to face the blank page or canvas, only to get crippled by the paralyzing critic: "You can't do this, you're not good enough....WHY BOTHER?"

 

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How to Empathize?

How to Empathize? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
This is why Empathy is imperative.

Problems like employee engagement, performance and efficiency are seemingly perennial problems that a lot of companies face. They bombard their employees with trainings and learning programs. 

I believe we can solve a lot of these problems if we just ask the audience.

“How do I ask hundreds and thousands of people what they want?”

 

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Engaging Extremists with Empathy

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Their relationship, however, allows to see how empathy, dialogue and understanding can help heal certain wounds.

Their story is one example of how dialogue between ETA’s members and victims can set the groundwork for intergroup dialogue at a social level, and eventually bring about social reconciliation between all parties. 

Empathy and employing certain narratives on dialogues can be powerful tools in overcoming ideological differences when dealing with extremist groups such as ETA. Aside from these tools for peacebuilding, there are some important points to keep in mind. Even though reconciliation efforts with ETA improved with empathy and a positive narrative on describing dialogue initiatives with ETA, different types of conflict will need different solutions due to the unique context[8].

 

Focusing on ETA is rooted in the purpose to display how narratives describing dialogue and empathy can aid in resolving conflict with extremist groups. On another note, security/military forces used to combat the threat of violent actions from extremist groups are still a necessary component

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The 5 Steps of Design Thinking Help Drive School Improvements

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One of the most accepted Design Thinking models is that of the Stanford d.school, and its five steps of empathy, define, ideate, prototype, and test. I will briefly highlight each step, including  examples of how they can be applied in an education context.

“Good design, when it’s done well, becomes invisible.” This quote, by Jared Spool, a design expert and educator, makes sense if you have ever experienced a bad design – something that is almost always caused by a failure to empathize with the ultimate user. Parents who struggle to find the information they need on a district’s new LMS is an unfortunate example where the system’s designers did not adequately consider the user perspective.

An empathy map is a great tool to help a design team use observations, surveys, focus groups, etc. to understand what the user is saying, thinking, feeling, and doing relative to the problem at hand. Ryan Schultz, a Blended Learning Coordinator at the Poudre School District’s Futures Lab (CO), used this process as part of his efforts to set up his hybrid classroom. 

 

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Tour Guide — an analogy for listening:  Empathy is putting yourself–cleansed of your own style of thinking–in this person’s place

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"what’s empathy to my organization?
To empathize means to comprehend another person well enough that, given a particular purpose, you can act and react the way they would, make decisions based on their principles–dropping your own actions, reactions, and principles for a small period of time.

 

Empathy is putting yourself–cleansed of your own style of thinking–in this person’s place. Empathy requires imagination and interpretation, a lot like what an actor must do when playing a new character. And this kind of deep understanding across many people gives your organization strong patterns to take into account when deciding product strategy and flow. It also clarifies the types of audience segments you can support, based on their styles of thinking instead of demographics."

 

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 Do candidates need to express empathy? - CSMonitor 

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When I first read Linda Feldmann’s cover story “Who is Joe Biden?,” what stayed with me wasn’t her analysis of his skills as a campaigner. It was the time she devoted to exploring his capacity for empathy.

Regardless of how they felt about his political views, source after source told Linda that they felt heard by Mr. Biden. Majorities of voters in both major U.S. parties say it is essential for someone in high political office to be compassionate and empathetic, though Democrats tend to give those soft skills more weight than Republicans do. 

 

October 1, 2020
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America Needs Empathy—Not Divisiveness-- In Its Politics

America Needs Empathy—Not Divisiveness-- In Its Politics | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

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As a clinical psychologist, I know that empathy is the quality that is at the core of a successful relationship. With empathy, each person feels heard, understood, and valued. Without it, misunderstandings and anger between people just seem to linger and fester.

Empathy needs to play a powerful role in our politics as well."


BY ALAN D. BLOTCKY PHD 

June 11, 2021

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Empathetic Leadership in the Workplace during Pandemic Times

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So, how can one become an empathetic leader? Fortunately, empathy is a learnable skill, although it takes effort and patience to build. The capacity to empathize can be developed by listening, being vulnerable to ourselves, accounting for our needs and being open to expanding our own frame of reference.

 

Listening differs from hearing. When we listen, we hear and also simultaneously observe what sensations, feelings and thoughts we are experiencing when we hear. Here’s a simple example to distinguish hearing from listening:"

 

ByBharti Sinha

 

 

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Empathetic leaders are necessary to retain staff, research reveals

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New research finds that empathetic leaders will be critical to retaining staff post-pandemic with over half of surveyed employees stating they would be prepared to leave their role otherwise. 

Data released by Workplace from Facebook, an online collaborative software, shows the growing importance of having empathetic leaders. Over half (58 per cent) of UK employees say they would consider leaving their job if company leaders didn’t show empathy to staff needs.

 

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Jun 11, 2021

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How do you scale empathy?

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With an "Empathy Gym"!

I believe that empathy is the superpower that can help solve the biggest problems humanity is facing. These problems are at the scale where individual solutions aren’t enough. These are global climate change, hunger, poverty, and homelessness. I call these problems community or humanity uniting problems. However, our communities are experiencing increasing polarization, and even the reality of the problem is up for debate. The interest of the individuals is being weighed on the same scale as the survival of humanity.

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EMPATHY DAY: The Empathy Conversation 2021

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The Empathy Conversation is a cutting-edge discussion about the role of empathy and the part books can play in building young people’s empathy skills.

This year we’re so excited to announce a stellar line up of authors – Michael Rosen, David Baddiel, and Catherine Johnson, who will be in conversation with Professor Dr Robin Banerjee, an expert in developmental psychology. The event will be chaired by EmpathyLab founder Miranda McKearney.

The Empathy Conversation will be streamed live at 6:00pm via Facebook Live and YouTube on 10 June to round off Empathy Day LIVE! 2021.  The link below will go live at 6:00pm on 10 June.

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Interview with Dr. Kristin Neff on How Self-Compassion Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

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In this podcast, Mike Spivey has the opportunity to interview Dr. Kristin Neff, a leading researcher and advocate in the field of self-compassion, creator of the self-compassion scales, and author of two books, "Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself," and her upcoming book, "Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive," which will be released on June 15, 2021.
 

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Using Empathy And Emotional Intelligence To Navigate Workplace Conflict In The Covid-19 Era

Using Empathy And Emotional Intelligence To Navigate Workplace Conflict In The Covid-19 Era | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Like most workplace mental health issues, leadership has an important role to play in setting the tone for these interactions. Even if the decision-makers at an organization are less cautious than some, or perhaps even disagree with the face mask requirement, Covid-19 safety can be framed as a mental health issue in that employees may experience anxiety and alienation if they feel they are being put at risk. To achieve this, a culture of empathy and openness is key.

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Getting the feels: Should AI have empathy? | McKinsey

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"In this episode of the McKinsey on AI podcast miniseries, McKinsey’s David DeLallo speaks with Minter Dial, an established speaker and author on the topics of technology and marketing and author of Heartificial Empathy. They explore the role of empathy in business and whether artificial intelligence should be trained to exhibit empathy for some applications."

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Three Successful Ways To Practice Empathetic Leadership In The Workplace

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"Nearly every C-suite executive and team leader can acknowledge that empathy — the ability to temporarily see a situation from another person's perspective — is a powerful leadership tool that, when used appropriately, eliminates individual and team negativity and can increase team performance.

Leaders also recognize that the impact of anxiety and negative emotions team members have experienced during the last year of the Covid-19 pandemic will, to some degree, continue post-pandemic. And that this means team leaders will be required to be more empathetic than they were pre-pandemic if they want to create and lead high-performance work teams. "

 

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How To Develop Empathy As A Leader

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Key Moments In This Episode
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00:00 Intro & Summary
00:29 How The Navy Used Empathy For Success
01:49 How To Respond Appropriately With Empathy
02:41 How To Develop Empathy By Recording Conversations
03:50 How To Develop Empathy By Roleplaying
04:41 How To Develop Empathy By Getting Honest Feedback
05:58 How To Develop Empathy By Asking Questions
06:18 How To Develop Empathy By Challenging Your Biases
06:26 How To Develop Empathy By Meeting Face To Face
06:48 How To Develop Empathy By Managing Meetings Effectively
07:23 How To Develop Empathy By Listening Properly
07:52 How To Develop Empathy By Having More Meetings
08:17 Learn More About Being An Effective Leader

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How To Overcome Creative Blocks When Feeling Stuck

How To Overcome Creative Blocks When Feeling Stuck | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

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Want to be more creative and innovate more? Understand what Design Thinking is and how it leads to innovation and creativity.

Design Thinking Stage 1: Empathy

This stage’s objective is to pick up a profound understanding of the clients you’re creating for. You have to take a deep dive into what moves them. You start asking questions like what inconveniences them and how do they go approximately their day? Then you will want to know what causes tension for them. It is a process of discovering their real issues and what they truly desire out of life.

 

Originators sit down with genuine individuals at this level to create considering techniques and assimilate their focuses to observe from their perspective, their worldviews, and introspections without preference.

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The Continuum of Connection: Essentially, goodness is the result of the ability to empathize

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In contrast, Hitler was the embodiment of evil. He was a man with a severely disordered personality, with traits of psychopathy, narcissism and paranoia.

 

With no capacity for empathy, he was unable to form emotional bonds with other people, and to see them as anything more than objects. In reverse to Gandhi, Hitler was monomaniacally obsessed with the pursuit of his own goals (which by extension became the goals of the Third Reich) and unconcerned if millions of human beings lost their lives in the process.

 

He was completely indifferent to the pain and destruction his actions cause

 

Essentially, goodness is the result of the ability to empathize - to sense other people’s suffering and take their perspective."

 

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Empathic Parole Officers Can Help People Stay Out of Jail

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On a more hopeful note, a new UC Berkeley study suggests that nonjudgmental empathy training helps court-appointed supervision officers feel more emotionally connected to their clients and, arguably, better able to deter them from criminal backsliding.

The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show, on average, a 13% decrease in recidivism among the clients of parole and probation officers who participated in the UC Berkeley empathy training experiment.

“If an officer received this empathic training, real-world behavioral outcomes changed for the people they supervised, who, in turn, were less likely to go back to jail,” said study lead and senior author Jason Okonofua, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Berkeley.

 

BY YASMIN ANWAR 

JUNE 11, 2021

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Empathy Fatigue and Burnout: Real Threats, Real Solutions - Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

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Helping people day in and day out can take its toll. Combine this with a time in our lives when we have so many issue all competing for our ability to care, it’s no wonder you may be feeling exhausted, and it may start to come at a cost to your mental and physical health. 

 

Empathy fatigue is sometimes referred to as the ‘cost of caring.’ This workshop acknowledges the impact that it may have for those in caring roles especially in these pandemic times when many have also been experiencing ‘caution fatigue’. You’ll also envelope an awareness of empathy fatigue and its close relation, burnout, and how you can start to take action to address how this might be affecting you personally. 

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Tried-and-True Resources to Teach Teens About Empathy

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In my high school social studies classroom, I make a point of melding CASEL’s SEL framework with historical thinking concepts so that empathy becomes a key component of my students’ historical literacy.

Visual approaches, I’ve learned, can be particularly powerful when it comes to building empathy among my students. They already have plenty to say about memes and viral videos, so when I use that strategy, I’m tapping a type of literacy they’re already developing. Doing so inevitably leads to rich conversations and learning about what it means to be human and the importance of compassion. Oral history can be very effective, too. 
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What happens in the brain when people make music together? Empathy helps us to tune into how other people are thinking and feeling

What happens in the brain when people make music together? Empathy helps us to tune into how other people are thinking and feeling | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

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"These are

  1. (1) empathy circuits,
  2. (2) oxytocin secretion,
  3. (3) reward and motivation, including dopamine release,
  4. (4) language structures, and 
  5. 5) cortisol.

 

These five functions and mechanisms involve at least 12 important brain regions and two pathways which are mapped here.

 

Empathy helps us to tune into how other people are thinking and feeling, and can be improved through interpersonal musical coordination."

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Before positive action, comes Empathy: Books to mark Empathy Day 2021 

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"Empathy is the foundation and foreground of every good deed, seen and unseen, and all acts of kindness and compassion offered daily.

To mark this year’s Empathy Day, I asked EmpathyLab’s co-founder and education lead, Caroline Scott, two questions. The first was why stories and the world of books seem so integral to children’s capacity for empathy. She answered:

“Fascinating neuroscience shows that when we read,the brain reacts almost as if we are experiencing the situation in real life. We know that empathy is like a muscle that is strengthened the more we use it, so reading really helps children develop and practice the empathy skills that will be so beneficial throughout their lives.”"

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i sooooo wish there was a friendship day. or do we have one ? lol

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UK organisations risk losing talent if lacking in empathetic leadership

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New research commissioned by Workplace from Facebook claims there is a growing demand from UK employees for more empathetic leaders since the pandemic.


The study provides a stark warning to organisations who fail to meet these demands, with more than half (58 percent) of employees saying they would consider leaving their job if company leaders didn’t show empathy to staff needs and more than one in four (27 percent) already having considered handing in their notice for this reason.

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True Empaths Make Up a Tiny Portion of the Population—Are You One or More So an Empathetic Person?

True Empaths Make Up a Tiny Portion of the Population—Are You One or More So an Empathetic Person? | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

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"Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but if you’ve been calling yourself an “empath,” it’s very possible that you’re mistaken. Despite the great many people who refer to themselves as this type of person, in actuality, empaths make up a very small part of the population. In fact, according to a 2007 study on empathy, published in Nature Neuroscience, only one to two percent of the population consists of true empaths.'

 

Morgan Mandriota・June 8, 2021