Tagged: empathy

Blogs: The 21st Century Empathy Tool

Social media offers an amazing opportunity for the growth of empathy. In particular, blogs give people the chance to connect with and understand others’ experiences and feelings on a vastly larger scale than ever...

The Line Between

The empathy symbol is defined by the line between the two halves of the symbol, portraying two groups who would benefit by reaching out to each other and opening up to understand one another....

Empathetic Rats

A friend sent me a very interesting link to a report about empathy in rats. I was interested for 2 reasons–1) the question of whether animals as well as humans can feel empathy is...

The Science of Evil book review

I said back in May that the next book I would be reading was “The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty” by Simon Baron-Cohen. It took me till mid-August to...

Religious Intolerance Tsunami

I feel like there is a tsunami of religious intolerance sweeping the globe lately. In New York: The growing controversy over building a Muslim center a couple blocks from ground zero results in a...

Haiti Vs. Congo

I was going to write about how the overwhelming response to the earthquake disaster in Haiti gives us clear evidence that empathy is alive and well in the human population. We see millions of...