Tag: empathy and psychology
Reflections on 25,000 Hours of Being With People in Extreme States
Being with someone in an extreme state or other emotional pain, it feels like we’re two young friends who have ridden our bikes to a quiet place by the river and my friend turns to tell me about awful things happening at home — and they cry or yell in anger while I sit there and wonder what to say or do, and realize that just being quiet is okay.
The Empathy Machine
From Aeon: We typically think of empathy as an emotions-based state that involves feeling another's distress or joy. However, cognitive, rationalist empathy involving reasoned perspective-taking may...
“Doctors Have Become Less Empathetic, But Is It Their Fault?”
Physician and medical sociologist David Scales explores why there seems to be less empathy from doctors in clinics and hospitals and why student’s empathy...