We need to educate ourselves daily if we aspire to live peacefully in a multicultural society.
Trolls tend to downplay the impact of their abusive online behaviour on their victims and seem to relish the mayhem they cause. Let’s use this to help them lift their game.
Trolls tend to know the impact they'll have, but don't seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?
A Unicef team creating a collaborative paper plane.
How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers.
Why do we lack empathy in certain situations?
Research shows empathy itself does not have any limits. If it appears limited, it is because of people's goals, values and choices.
Students ponder the meaning of Jinamoom by Peggy Griffiths at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
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Can empathy be taught to students in the healthcare professions? A groundbreaking project is using visual art to ensure they pay attention to the whole person, not just the disease.
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If police officers are sent to museums to train observational skills, shouldn't literary texts be used to teach empathy?
Seek to truly connect with each other at Thanksgiving.
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After such a difficult political experience, empathy is the key not only to feeling connected, but feeling understood – and understanding others.
Children learn to share and show concern from an early age.
Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.