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  • How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person

    By Cindy Lamonthe, NY Mag Science of Us There’s a well-known Indian parable about six blind men who argue at length about what an elephant feels like. Each has a different idea, and each holds fast to his own view. “It’s like a rope,” says the man who touched the tail. “Oh no, it’s more like the solid...
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  • Trust the wisdom, kindness, of your body

    By Lu Hanessian, Courier-Post If you unexpectedly found a crumpled twenty dollar bill in your pocket, you’d probably be surprised and delighted, right? If you found a twenty on the street, you’d think you won a small lottery. Twenty bucks! I mean, that’s worth two or three books. A round of coffee or...
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  • Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?

    By Jill Suttie, Greater Good Science Center Following a wave of research suggesting the benefits of emotionally attuned physicians, the medical field is exploring ways to cultivate empathy. Nine years ago, I was told that I needed a full hip replacement. I was 46 years old and athletic, and had none...
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  • Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction

    By Gabe Bergado, Arts.Mic They tend to be more empathetic toward others. It's not news that reading has countless benefits: Poetry stimulates parts of the brain linked to memory and sparks self-reflection; kids who read the Harry Potter books tend to be better people . But what about people who only...
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  • Empathy Without Boundaries

    By Judith Graham, The New York Times Jean McFee Raichle, 94, is a remarkably cheerful woman. She lives in an assisted living center in Seattle staffed by aides who are warm and nurturing. She exists in the moment, mostly untroubled by her Alzheimer’s disease. Only once in the past several years has her...
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  • How Disasters and Trauma Can Affect Children’s Empathy

    By Maia Szalavitz, Time Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation? The first study to examine the question in an experimental way shows that children’s reactions may depend on their age. The ability to study the...
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  • Doctor Empathy Linked With Better Patient Outcomes: Study

    The Huffington Post, HuffPost Health Living Your doctor may be smart -- but is he or she empathetic? It could make a difference on your health, new research suggests. The new study, published in the journal Academic Medicine, shows that diabetes patients of doctors who scored lower on a test of empathy...
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  • Turns Out Empathy is Contagious

    By Liza Finlay, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Impact Is empathy contagious? Turns out it is. That may be hard to believe. Especially at this time of year, when frantic shoppers cut lines to snag deals and even the good folk at the Salvation Army fall prey to thieving employees. But, in fact, empathy...
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  • How Arianna Huffington Uses The Powerful Potential Of Social Media To Create Change

    The Huffington Post founder talks about how the development of online tools has changed giving back. By Rachael Chong, CEO and founder of Catchafire Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of 13 books including...
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  • The Wisdom of Five Empathy Experts at TED

    From Iraq to oxytocin, a round-up of big thoughts from big empathy experts. By Ada Calhoun 1. Sociologist Sam Richards asks if it’s possible to understand the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? He wonders: Can anyone truly understand and empathize with another? 2. Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax explains...
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  • The Relationship between Mental and Somatic Practices and Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: In this study we sought to explore how experience with specific mental and somatic practices is associated with wisdom, using self-report measures of experience and wisdom. We administered standard surveys to measure wisdom and experience among four groups of practitioners of mental and somatic...
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  • Empathy, Justice, and Moral Behavior (2015)

    Abstract: Empathy shapes the landscape of our social lives. It motivates prosocial and caregiving behaviors, plays a role in inhibiting aggression, and facilitates cooperation between members of a similar social group. Thus, empathy is often conceived as a driving motivation of moral behavior and justice...
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  • Acute Effects of Online Mind–Body Skills Training on Resilience, Mindfulness, and Empathy (2015)

    Abstract: Background. Some studies have begun to show benefits of brief in-person mind–body skills training. We evaluated the effects of 1-hour online elective mind–body skills training for health professionals on mindfulness, resilience, and empathy. Methods. Between May and November, 2014, we described...
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  • Why empathy has a beneficial impact on others in medicine: unifying theories (2015)

    Abstract: The past decades have seen an explosion of studies on empathy in various academic domains including affective neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and economics. However, the volumes of research have almost exclusively focused on its evolutionary origins, development, and neurobiological bases...
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  • A social neuroscience perspective on clinical empathy (2014)

    Excerpt: Clinical empathy is an important element of quality health care. Empathic communication is associated with improved patient satisfaction, increased adherence to treatment, and fewer malpractice complaints [1]. Patients' perceptions of their physicians' empathy are positively related...
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  • The Complex Relation Between Morality and Empathy (2014)

    Morality and empathy are fundamental components of human nature across cultures. However, the wealth of empirical findings from developmental, behavioral, and social neuroscience demonstrates a complex relation between morality and empathy. At times, empathy guides moral judgment, yet other times empathy...
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  • The relationship between different facets of empathy, pain perception and compassion fatigue among physicians (2014)

    Background: Medical practitioners such as physicians are continuously exposed to the suffering and the distress of patients. Understanding the way pain perception relates to empathetic dispositions and professional quality of life can contribute to the development of strategies aimed at protecting health...
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  • Sonia Sotomayor: Role Model of Empathy and Purposeful Ambition (2013)

    Abstract: This book review essay discusses U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's 2013 memoir, My Beloved World . In her memoir, Justice Sotomayor expressly acknowledges that she is a public role model and embraces this responsibility by making herself accessible to a broad audience. As a public...
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  • Music and Emotion — A Composer's Perspective (2013)

    Abstract: This article takes an experiential and anecdotal look at the daily lives and work of film composers as creators of music. It endeavors to work backwards from what practitioners of the art and craft of music do instinctively or unconsciously, and try to shine a light on it as a conscious process...
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  • Mapping Emotional Competencies of Mahatma Gandhi: A Biographical Analysis Approach (2013)

    Abstract: The aim of this article is to map the emotional competencies of Mahatma1 Gandhi through biographical analysis of his life which is divided into seven phases, as this will give the real insight that how he managed his emotions in different phases of his life and over the longer period of time...
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Judith Glück

    by Jean Matelski Boulware Judith Glück is a professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Her research focuses on wisdom of the individual and how it develops over time. She also studies contextual conditions for the manifestation of wisdom, and how wisdom could be...
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  • Are our medical students failing “Wisdom 101”?

    By Jean Decety A longitudinal study of over 450 medical students at Jefferson Medical College revealed a significant decline in empathy at the end of the third year, which persisted until graduation. The researchers found it “ironic that the erosion of empathy occurs during a time when the curriculum...
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