RSS

Tag Archives: Empathy

Friends with cognitive benefits: Mental function improves after certain kinds of socializing

Talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems, a new study shows. But conversations that are competitive in tone, rather than cooperative, have no cognitive benefits.

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Social connection

 

Tags: , ,

The limits of empathy

Imagine feeling empathy for Eric Cartman* when he doesn’t get what he wants.

* In South Park

 

Tags: , ,

Empathy and egotism 1

Empathy is the capacity to recognize/share feelings with another.

But could/should you empathise with someone who says:

“I just saw this deformed man on the street. He made me feel horrible. Those people should just stay at home!”

Perhaps our capacity to empathise with another human being depends on whether we share a similar level of egotism?

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Ego, Ego-threat

 

Tags: ,

 
%d bloggers like this: