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The Empathy Gap: Why People Fail to Understand Different Perspectives 

The Empathy Gap: Why People Fail to Understand Different Perspectives  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
The empathy gap is a cognitive bias that makes it difficult for people to account for the manner in which differences in mental states affect the way that they and other people make decisions.

For example, when it comes to misjudging your own perspective, when a person who is dieting feels full, they struggle to assess how well they will be able to handle the temptation to eat certain foods later, when they’re hungry. Similarly, a person who is feeling calm at the moment will find it difficult to accurately predict how they will act if someone angers them.
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MDMA is a powerful empathy booster, study shows

MDMA is a powerful empathy booster, study shows | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress. Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
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How Personal Tragedy Illuminated Business Empathy

How Personal Tragedy Illuminated Business Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
At first mention, the term “business empathy” may sound like a contradiction to the average consumer. For example, a person seen as cold and calculating can also be described as “all business.”

Business does take a level of calculation and rationality, but what Minter Dial argues in his new book Heartificial Empathy is that businesses should work to operate with more empathy. He states that empathy is both the basis of understanding your customer as well as operating with great ethics.
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MDMA users more empathetic than other drug users

MDMA users more empathetic than other drug users | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Long-term MDMA users have higher levels of empathy than cannabis and other drugs users, new research suggests.

University of Exeter scientists compared the empathy levels of 25 people who used multiple drugs including MDMA, 19 people who used multiple drugs not including MDMA and 23 people who used alcohol only.

 

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DO YOU OVER-EMPATHIZE? 5 TIPS FOR NVC STUDENTS TO PREVENT THIS - YouTube

In this video you learn about how in the process of learning NVC you might focus more on empathic listening that is joyful for you. What causes this? How can you interrupt someone when they speak more words than you like? Get my 5 tips to protect your energy & self-worth.
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Empathy in Leadership, Life, and the Hospitality Industry | By Kyle Cardone and Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu –

Empathy in Leadership, Life, and the Hospitality Industry | By Kyle Cardone and Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu – | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is one's ability to understand and share someone else's feelings, and in a time where machines replacing people in the workforce has become quotidian, stands out as uniquely, and beautifully human. This topic was chosen, because in the context of hospitality, empathy is observed as a fundamental part of becoming an effective leader in the industry, and in a broader context, anywhere. The lead author's course of action in moving up, and becoming more influential in the field, is largely based on the idea that empathy is lost upon a considerable amount of current managers.
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Empathy Workshop Series Session 2: Empathy for Others

Empathy Workshop Series Session 2: Empathy for Others | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Join us for this hour long workshop on Empathy for Others! Do you ever wonder, how do I develop empathy towards others? This workshop will develop the skills of understanding the emotions and perspectives of other people and help you better understand the people around you.

This is the second session in a 3 session Empathy Workshop Series. Each of these workshops is a stand-alone skill but the connection of all three will help you to cultivate empathy that is applicable to your social and professional life. Gain a better understanding of being accepting of self, understanding others, and communicating.
 
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Empathy suits that simulate elderly challenges used to train aged care workers 

Empathy suits that simulate elderly challenges used to train aged care workers  | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
An Adelaide aged care provider will use "empathy" suits as part of a new staff training program to help simulate the physical challenges faced by older patients and those living with a disability.

Key points:
  • The suits manipulate the body and restrict movement, sight and hearing
  • They will be used to train new care workers
    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues next week
  • As questions around the aged care sector continue as part of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety in Adelaide, the ACH Group is hoping to build empathy through a new program.

 

Suits restrict movement, sight and hearing
ACH Group has acquired three suits for the training program, at a cost of about $250 each, which will be used to train 800 entry-level carers.

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Nine Competencies for Teaching Empathy - Michele Borba - Educational Leadership

Nine Competencies for Teaching Empathy - Michele Borba - Educational Leadership | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
An educational psychologist and parenting expert offers advice to school leaders.

Empathy is at the core of everything that makes a school caring, a teacher responsive, and a society civilized. When empathy wanes, narcissism, distrust, aggression, bullying, and hate rise—and schools suffer. We are currently in the midst of an educational crisis. American teens are now 40 percent less empathetic than they were three decades ago (Konrath, 2010). While we are producing a smart and self-assured generation, today's students are also the most self-centered, competitive, individualistic, sad, and stressed on record.

 

Recognizing that students need more than academic rigor and test preparation to succeed, a growing number of schools are turning their focus to social-emotional qualities like empathy. But which practices enhance empathy and how will principals know if teachers are implementing them effectively?

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UC Berkeley Events Calendar: The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy

UC Berkeley Events Calendar: The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Sherry Turkle will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 5 and February 6, 2019. The second lecture is titled "The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Attached to our digital devices, so many of us would rather text than talk, to the point that I have argued a “flight from conversation.” Its appeal: a life that seems friction-free, without the stress of face-to-face conversation and negotiation. It’s a way of life that comes with a view of the good life that has significant psychological, social, and political dimensions.
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'Age Play Kits' help future caregivers understand empathy - ABC7 News

'Age Play Kits' help future caregivers understand empathy - ABC7 News | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Doctors in Southwest Florida said our future caregivers could do shoddy work at taking care of seniors.

Specifically, they said our high school students do not have enough, or don't understand, the concept of empathy.

"Empathy and compassion can make a [big] difference in a patient's life," Registered Nurse Karen Snyder said.
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The Empathy Trap

The Empathy Trap | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
It is normal and necessary to be tuned in to someone else’s feelings, especially when one is very close to that person. In fact, giving—and getting—empathy is essential in intimate adult relationships.

 

“The empathic understanding of the experience of other human beings is as basic an endowment of man as his vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell,” observed noted psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut.

 

The desire to be heard, known, and felt deeply never disappears. But when empathy becomes the default way of relating, psychological well-being is impoverished. 

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Empathy - Why It Matters and How You Improve

Empathy - Why It Matters and How You Improve | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
How to Improve Your Level of Empathy
While it is easier to train a person from childhood to be empathic, it is also possible for adults to increase their levels of empathy. Below are some ways that will help improve a person’s empathy.

READ LITERARY FICTION
Believe it or not, reading fiction can actually increase your empathy. New studies show that when people read fiction, their brains really feel like they’re entering a new world. For example, researchers from the University of Buffalo studied participants who had read Twilight and Harry Potter. What they discovered is that people self-identified as vampires and wizards respectively.
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Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it

Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Recent trials have shown that when used alongside psychotherapy, MDMA can treat post-traumatic stress in people who have not responded to any other treatments, and these improvements can still be seen many months after treatment. It is thought that the effect of MDMA enables patients to think about very difficult memories that are often too painful to address, helping them to recover.
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What more empathy in business and artificial intelligence (AI) will look like | Adrian Swinscoe

What more empathy in business and artificial intelligence (AI) will look like | Adrian Swinscoe | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Today’s interview is with Minter Dial, keynote speaker and consultant on branding, new tech and digital transformation for blue chip companies, conferences and events around the world. Minter joins me today to talk about his new book: Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, why the development of empathy is becoming so important, how we can develop it not only within ourselves but also the machines that we develop and what to watch out for when we do so.

This interview follows on from my recent interview – Building your positivity muscle and the impact it can have on customer experience – Interview with Matt Prowse of IAG – and is number 293 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
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Empathy and Changemaking

Empathy and Changemaking | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

n 2013, Maury was named an Ashoka Changemaker School. Changemaker Schools are a community of education institutions that prioritize the cultivation of empathy, teamwork, leadership, and changemaking in their students. Maury has chosen to concentrate on the skill of empathy and the school’s culture and curriculum is infused with this focus.

Empathy “The ability to understand what someone is feeling”

That’s the textbook definition of empathy. But when put into practice, empathy means a whole lot more. It means the ability to grasp the many sides of today’s complex problems and the capacity to collaborate with others to solve them; it means being as good at listening to the ideas of others as articulating your own; it means being able to lead a team one day, and participate as a team member the next.

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The Difference Between Reflective & Active Listening -  

The Difference Between Reflective & Active Listening -   | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Active and reflective listening both involve listening to a speaker without inserting opinions or judgments. Learn the definitions of activ
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Empathy in politics | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

Empathy in politics | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
  • Does empathy have a place in the world of politics?
  • How should politicians lead? How should policies be shaped and implemented?
  • What role does empathy play when it’s time to make decisions for a multitude of people?

 

We are currently in turbulent times where issues such as immigration, political violence, and job security are currently on the line. In America, immigration issues have resulted in more problematic issues such as xenophobia, racism, and bigotry. It has resulted in the marginalization of minority groups in our society.

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Adrienne Boissy: Can empathy help us heal health care? | TED Talk

Adrienne Boissy: Can empathy help us heal health care? | TED Talk | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Health care is supposed to make us healthier -- but patients and doctors in the US both suffer under the current system. Adrienne Boissy, Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, says the root cause is a lack of empathy.

 

When delivered properly, empathy has been proven to improve health outcomes, such as helping to control high blood pressure and managing diabetes -- and it might just be the great disruptor that healthcare needs to heal itself.

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Empathy Workshop Series Session 1: Self Empathy

Empathy Workshop Series Session 1: Self Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

Join us for this hour long workshop on Self Empathy! Do you ever wonder, how do I practice Self Empathy? This workshop will consider the definition of self-empathy and how it can be practiced in your daily life.

This is the first session in a 3 session Empathy Workshop Series. Each of these workshops is a stand-alone skill but the connection of all three will help you to cultivate empathy that is applicable to your social and professional life. Gain a better understanding of being accepting of self, understanding others, and communicating.

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In an AI World, Drop the Idea that Empathy is Feminine

In an AI World, Drop the Idea that Empathy is Feminine | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy makes someone a better employee, and we also need to build empathy into our artificial intelligence applications.

 
Traditionally undervalued in the tech industry, empathy — which is the ability to read and respond to another person’s feelings, thoughts and experiences — is a trait hiring managers and C-level executives can no longer ignore.

 

After all, in a world where artificial intelligence will take up to 5 million jobs away from humans by 2020, the McKinsey Global Institute predicts that up to 14% of human workers will need to adapt to new occupations to secure our future in the workforce. In other words, as we start sharing the workforce with more machines, human soft skills such as empathy will be at a premium

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Restorative Practices Cultivate Caring, Empathy, and Community in Schools | CPI

Restorative Practices Cultivate Caring, Empathy, and Community in Schools | CPI | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Restorative practices challenge teachers’ authoritative instincts in the classroom—but they can also transform the experience of teaching, and reduce stress and burnout.


Full transparency: when I get angry, my instinct is to get punitive. But I also coordinate restorative practices in Milwaukee Public Schools as a part of the Violence Prevention Program. So my challenge as an educator is to bridge those instincts with what I’ve learned about restorative practices.  
 
I taught high school in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) for almost a decade before transitioning to my current position as a restorative practices coordinator. Early in my teaching career, I was fooled into thinking my default punitive response style got results. Using my position as the authority figure in the classroom, I often said things to young adults with the expectation they would comply, and those statements would be accompanied by threats. For example:

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Why the World Needs an Empathy Revolution

Why the World Needs an Empathy Revolution | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it

BY JILL SUTTIE | FEBRUARY 1, 2019
A new book explains how we can learn empathy and have better social interactions.

 

But this is the wrong approach, says psychiatrist and researcher Helen Riess, author of the new book The Empathy Effect. The ability to connect empathically with others—to feel with them, to care about their well-being, and to act with compassion—is critical to our lives, helping us to get along, work more effectively, and thrive as a society.

Most of Riess’s research on empathy has focused on health care. Since doctors are confronted with suffering day in and day out, their situation is fitting for observing how empathy affects well-being.

 

While doctors may think turning off their feelings and creating emotional distance helps them remain objective and provide better care, Riess’s research has shown that doing so makes patients distrustful, disgruntled, and less cooperative. And it makes for lonelier, less effective, and more burned-out physicians.

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Creating Learning Environments that Focus on Developmental Empathy

Creating Learning Environments that Focus on Developmental Empathy | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Welcome to Developmental Empathy, LLC. On this website, in a variety of ways, the above sentiments of Heinz Kohut about empathy will be joined with insights about how human development and its many manifestations occur.

 

Together they capture my own dedication to exposing how the need for greater empathy for those who are still developing – and in particular, adolescents – is sorely lacking in ways that we think about our teenagers, in how we educate them, and especially, in what our expectations are for them when they are developing.

 

Through this exploration, with suggestions from my own work, but also, with insights from those who contribute to this exchange, together we can begin to reveal the many possibilities for creating learning environments in which developmental empathy becomes common sense.

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Empathy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How You Can Improve

Empathy: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How You Can Improve | Empathy Circle Magazine | Scoop.it
Empathy is a word that is used often by many people. It's commonly known that empathy is a good thing to have, but it isn't always a priority in people's lives.

Did you know that 98% of people have the ability to empathize with others? The few exceptions are psychopaths, narcissists, and sociopaths which are people who are unable to understand or relate to other people's feelings and emotions.

Other groups of people that might struggle understanding other people's emotions are those who are on the Autism Spectrum. However, many people feel that people on the Autism Spectrum are still capable of relating to other people's emotions, although perhaps not in the traditional way.
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