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Human Kindness Genes Withstand Threats and Fear

Maia Szalavitz Time People who are hard-wired to show empathy and kindness do so even in the face of a threatening or untrustworthy world. What makes people behave kindly? Is it the result of having been nurtured in an environment … Continue reading

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Empathy doesn’t extend across the political aisle

Lucy Hyde EurekAlert When we try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we do. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the … Continue reading

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The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Roman Krznaric RSA Cultural historian Roman Krznaric reveals how the art of empathy can not only enrich one’s own life but also help to create social change. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/the-six-habits-of-hig… Our … Continue reading

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Celebrity Apprentice scandal

James Thomas Today Tonight Small business owners who lost big money in a failed venture are speaking out, and laying the blame on a high-profile director and reality show star. Read More: Celebrity Apprentice scandal Related: The Corporate Psychopath and … Continue reading

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Hunting the Psychopath – Mike Cross Interviewed on Freedomain Radio

Stephan Molyneux Freedom Radio The nature, coloring, stripes and habits of the most dangerous human predator… Also — are there some among us born evil? More: http://www.hare.org Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web … Continue reading

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Feeling and Thinking of Others: Affective and Cognitive Empathy and Emotion Comprehension in Prosocial/Hostile Preschoolers

Carmen Belacchi & Eleonora Farina Wiley Online This study aims at investigating the affective and cognitive components of empathy in relation to both emotion comprehension and prosocial/hostile behaviors in preschoolers. A total of 219 children (54% boys; aged between 3 … Continue reading

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Is Compassion Hard-Wired Into The Human Genome?

Source: GreenMedInfo New research flying in the face of many popular and not-so-forgiving views about ‘human nature’ indicates there is an olfactory-based, evolutionary mechanism built into the human genome/soul to feel empathy for the anxiety/suffering of others. In a fascinating study entitled … Continue reading

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Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street Asylum?

Source: SFGate It took a relatively obscure former British academic to propagate a theory of the financial crisis that would confirm what many people suspected all along: The “corporate psychopaths” at the helm of our financial institutions are to blame. … Continue reading

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Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths – they are still occupying positions of power

Source: Independent Over the years I’ve met my fair share of monsters – rogue individuals, for the most part. But as regulation in the UK and the US has loosened its restraints, the monsters have proliferated. In a paper recently … Continue reading

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The Empathic Civilisation

Source: RSAnimate Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Our Related Articles Influence of Parenting Styles and Bullying … Continue reading

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