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isn't it ironic
World’s Top Empathy Researcher Revealed As a Bully
Do as I say, not as I do?
how does that make you feel
A Therapist on Learning to Empathize Without Burning Out
Because truly caring about someone else’s problems can be draining.
science of us
To Get Better at Understanding Other People, Start With Yourself
Research shows that introspection breeds empathy.
A New Study Says Loneliness Turns People Selfish
And vice versa.
Why We Trust Doctors More If We Can Relate to Them
Even though sharing a common life experience doesn’t always mean you’ll get better care.
What I’ve Learned From Riding the Subway With My Kids
I’ve come to believe city kids benefit from witnessing big issues at work in the lives of real people.
There’s a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Do Empathy
Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, as opposed to just imagining how they’re feeling, can lead to higher stress and burnout.
To Be More Empathetic, Pay Attention to Your Own Body
A new study found that people who focused on their heartbeats were better at understanding what those around them were feeling.
Where Empathy Lives in the Brain
A new study looks at the neurological changes that take place as kids learn to imagine what others are thinking.
Crowdfunding for Medical Bills Shows the Limits of Empathy
Because of how narrow a spotlight empathy casts, it makes it hard to solve the biggest, most difficult problems facing society.
George Saunders: Fiction Makes You Less Self-Absorbed
With a little help from Chekhov.
Empathetic People Make the Best Dog Whisperers
The more empathy you have, the better you may be at decoding dogs’ facial expressions.
How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person
Be open about how much you don’t know.
Why Empathy Is Bad
In his new book, the Yale psychologist Paul Bloom lays out a surprisingly convincing case against a beloved concept.
Gladwell: HDTV Has Made the NFL Psychologically Painful
The greater the empathy, the worse the viewing experience.
If Trump Wins, It’s Time to Burn the Girl-Power Playbook
Forget the feminist promise of meritocracy.
Empathy Is Nice, But It’s Not Exactly Necessary
You don’t need to feel someone else’s emotions — you just need to care about them.
The Personality Trait That Makes You Cry at Sad Music
It’s all about how moving you find the song to be.
Another Reason to Be Smug About Your Superior Taste in Books
Reading literature may help you “read” people, too.
When It Comes to Empathy, Your Gut May Be Failing You
It can be better to force yourself into “slow” thinking.
What Living As a Badger Taught a Professor About Being Human
Lessons from a stint as another species.
love and war
Why Empathy Is the Most Important Skill You Can Teach Your Kids
The author of the new book
The Secret to Being a Better Leader: See and Hear Others
Stop making this about you.
Feeling Like Your Partner ‘Gets’ You Really Is a Big Deal
And this is true “regardless of whether it’s grounded in reality.”
When Jealousy and Empathy Collide in the Brain
A brain-imaging study suggests that we don’t mind that much when people above us in a hierarchy are in pain.
Happy People Aren’t Always Great at Empathy
They’re not as emotionally intelligent as they think they are.
Where the Wild Things Are
Teach Kids Empathy?
The larger life lessons of picture books.
Are Our Phones Making Us Less Empathetic?
One researcher thinks so.
Teach Kids Empathy?
Kids who read the books might be less judge-y toward outsiders.
Facebook Could Add a ‘Sympathize’ Button
For times when “liking” just isn’t appropriate.