An important aspect of empathy
is its self-reinforcing quality, as it "gives back" satisfying feelings to children (Cunha & Heckman, 2006).
can be more than emotion and cognition, and a couple of contributors explore ways in which empathy
is anchored in the body.
Research on basic empathy
, particularly empathic responses from a Rogerian perspective, has consistently shown that use of empathy
is related to positive client outcomes (Carkhuff, 2009; Carkhuff & Berenson, 1977; Elliott, Greenberg, & Lietaer, 2004; Wampold, 2010a, 2010b).
is viewed as an important characteristic of the socially intelligent individual (Goleman, 2006).
Thomsen wonders if empathy
and compassion can be taught and learned?
For now, however, let's consider one, because it vividly conveys the sort of experience that values-based role plays can provide in practicing empathy
, especially for the students assigned to play characters very different from themselves:
We know that aggression is the gateway to poor mental health, and one of our goals in the Roots of Empathy
program is to reduce levels of bullying, aggression and violence," said Donna Letchford, director of curriculum.
More provocative is Baron-Cohen's assertion that low empathy
can in some cases be associated with positive traits, such as the strictly moral behavior of some people with Asperger's syndrome.
This study suggests that brain activity can be used as an empirical measure of affective sharing and cognitive processing and that "accurate" empathy
may be physically differentiated from projection or other emotional reactions.
Riess, a Gold-funded researcher, on bringing empathy
to the forefront of the healthcare conversation," said Dr.
Roots of Empathy
will be delivered in schools across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly and Bridgend.
Action for Children has urged parents and babies across the North East to volunteer with Roots of Empathy
, an internationally acclaimed programme which encourages children to interact in a nurturing manner by taking a baby - known as a 'Tiny Teacher' - into the classroom throughout the school year.
A "Baby Celebration" was held at the Cardiff City Stadium and marked the end of this year's Roots of Empathy
programme in Wales.
The work, led by Robert Eres from the University's School of Psychological Sciences, pinpointed correlations between grey matter density and cognitive and affective empathy
Staff at the Tea & Empathy
community cafe, in Bootle, arranged for volunteers and suppliers to provide the food for free for a charity fundraising night, which is taking place on Friday.