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This video from Soul Pancake looks at what is known as the bystander effect – the diffusion of responsibility that seems to discourage empathy in groups. A fascinating look at a phenomena with big implications for Increasing Empathy.
Posted March 20, 2018 by in Life
Dacher Keltner shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and body, and a biological building block of human compassion. Dacher is UC Berkeley psychologist and director of the Greater Good Science Center.
Posted March 12, 2018 by in Life
In today’s increasingly divided and polarized world, this concept of the empathy gap (that we feel more empathy for people like us) is more important than ever – because only by recognizing it and working to combat it can we overcome it. A thought provoking video.
Posted March 5, 2018 by in Life
Cognitive neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe talks about the uniquely human ability to think about other people’s thoughts, and when kids develop certain abilities during this brain regions’ long process of developing. This is the neurological basis of empathy, taking another’s perspective.
Posted January 26, 2018 by in Life
These two amazing friends have a lot in common – expect for their political beliefs. This is how they have practiced engaging in dialogue – instead of debates – about politics. Hint: they needed to welcome in empathy, and replace judgment with questions.
Posted January 19, 2018 by in Life
This video shows a bunch of young people lining up for a race – and the winner gets $100! But the rules, while reflecting reality, are skewed in favor of a few. An amazing example that we don’t all start the race of life at the same spot – and why that means we need […]
Posted December 7, 2017 by in Life
This short, funny video from the EQPC is a humorous example of the need for applying consequential thinking and increasing empathy. While we normally don’t do this in our vehicles, how often do we continually escalate a situation until it’s out of control?
Posted November 30, 2017 by in Life
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People today feel like they are losing a sense of shared humanity with those they disagree with. In this article, social scientist Brené Brown talk about her research into this trend and her tips for cultivating belonging in an increasingly divided world. It’s more important now than ever.
Posted September 28, 2017 by in Life
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In this short video filmed in Tbilisi, Georgia, 6-year-old actor Anano is put in various situations to see how strangers react. While many show empathy, a slight change in the circumstances made people act very differently. A fascinating look at empathy and how it can be more challenging outside of our ‘in-group.’
Posted August 17, 2017 by in Life