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Empathy and Education

Norma Deitch Feshbach and Seymour Feshbach.

in The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

March 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 5417 words.

Empathy plays a central role in the educational process and can shape educational outcomes. Educators interested in empathy have traditionally focused on teacher empathy, in which the...

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Contemporary Perspectives on Empathy

Suzanne Keen.

in Empathy and the Novel

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 15386 words.

This chapter examines contemporary perspectives on empathy. It aims to establish a working definition of empathy, detail the questions about empathy that psychologists and philosophers...

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Empathy and Peacemaking

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Interest in the motivational effects of empathy can be traced back to philosophical discourse on rationality and understanding human behavior. More recently, “empathy” has been...

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The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis

C. Daniel Batson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Psychology; Psychology. 10241 words.

Do we humans ever, in any degree, care for others for their sakes and not simply for our own? The empathy-altruism hypothesis offers an affirmative answer to this question. It claims that...

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Empathy and Peacemaking

Hector Betancourt and Monica Hodges.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 2028 words.

Interest in the motivational effects of empathy can be traced back to philosophical discourse on rationality and understanding human behavior.

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Empathy and Sympathy

in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

P ublished online August 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1232 words.

Empathy is usually defined as projection of oneself into the other or identification with the other, but the term, in

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Empathy and Mind

Anne Whitehead.

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction

November 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 13651 words.

This chapter begins to define empathy by looking at how the term circulates in popular scientific discourse. Empathy is discussed in the context of the emergence of brain-imaging...

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Empathy-Building Interventions

Erika Weisz and Jamil Zaki.

in The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Psychology; Psychology. 8644 words.

A major question in the study of empathy—the capacity to share and understand others’ internal states—is whether it can be increased. Scientists have designed a number of effective...

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Empathy and Morality

Edited by Heidi L. Maibom.

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 320 pages.

Empathy’s centrality to morality is heavily debated. Many religious and philosophical traditions have favored empathy, sympathy, or compassion as key to moral thought, conduct, or...

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Empathy and Morality

Tracy L. Spinrad and Nancy Eisenberg.

in Empathy and Morality

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 4718 words.

The construct of empathy-related responding has been an important topic in developmental psychology; moreover, empathy-related responding is considered of relevance to moral development and...

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The Death of Empathy?

Bruce D. Perry.

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 1095 words.

This chapter considers the impact of the poverty of relationships that typifies childhood in Western society in the context of the neurobiology of empathy.

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Empathy and Altruism

Eric L. Stocks and David A. Lishner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Affective Sciences; Social Psychology. 10136 words.

The term empathy has been used as a label for a broad range of phenomena, including feeling what another person is feeling, understanding another person’s point of view, and imagining...

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Aging, Empathy, and Prosociality

Janelle N. Beadle, Alexander H. Sheehan, Brian Dahlben and Angela H. Gutchess.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

March 2015; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 7171 words.

Objectives. Although empathy is a well-established motivation in younger adults for helping others, it is not known whether this extends to aging....

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Empathy and the Novel

Suzanne Keen.

May 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 274 pages.

This book presents an account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism. Though readers' and authors' empathy certainly contribute to the emotional resonance of...

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Two Routes to Empathy:

Alvin I. Goldman.

in Empathy

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7034 words.

This article proposes a distinction between two kinds of empathy, or routes to empathy: mirroring empathy and reconstructive empathy. The focus is on a minimal sense of empathy, i.e.,...

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Empathy in Other Apes

Kristin Andrews and Lori Gruen.

in Empathy and Morality

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy. 7653 words.

Great apes have been observed to help one another cross roads, spring traps set by poachers, share food after group hunts, respond to the recently dead as if they were grieving, and to play...

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Empathy and the brain

Cade McCall and Tania Singer.

in Understanding Other Minds

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 11247 words.

The ability to feel what others are feeling is basic to human social life. In recent years, neuroscientists have begun to study empathy as distinct from other affective phenomena or...

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Neural sources of empathy

Jamil Zaki and Kevin Ochsner.

in Understanding Other Minds

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 11029 words.

The ability to feel what others are feeling is basic to human social life. In recent years, neuroscientists have begun to study empathy as distinct from other affective phenomena or...

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Empathy for Objects1

Gregory Currie.

in Empathy

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7699 words.

We think of empathy as an intimate, feeling‐based understanding of another's inner life. We do not think of it as a way of understanding inanimate objects. Yet a century ago, talk of...

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Empathy and Ethics

Anne Whitehead.

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction

November 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 13757 words.

This chapter outlines a second key context for the resurgence of interest in empathy: the rapid growth of interest in human rights discourses in the early twenty-first century. The first...

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