Do Girls Really Show More Empathy Than Boys?

Three people are walking down the street, two women and one man. One of the women trips and falls. Which of the two observers will feel more empathy for her pain?

May 21

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy


Empathy and perspective taking: How social skills are built

Being able to feel empathy and to take in the other person's perspective - these are two abilities through which we understand what is going on in the other person's mind. Although both terms are in constant circulation, it is still unclear what ...

Nov 17

Categories: Empathy


Binge-drinkers’ brains have to work harder to feel empathy for ...

People who binge-drink show more extensive dysfunction across their brains than previously realised, a new study from the University of Sussex has shown. The research shows that binge-drinkers’ brains have to put more effort into trying to feel ...

Sep 21

Categories: Addictions, Empathy


The Upsides of Moral Outrage

A lot of political headlines have been dominating the news of late, and it has divided people into camps based on their opinions about the issues at hand. While political news are nothing new, what is particularly interesting about the recent spate ...

Oct 27

Categories: Anger Management, Empathy


Video game helps enhance empathy in children

A video game is specially created to find out if video games can increase empathy in children and how learning the respective skills can affect brain activity. The video game is called “Crystals of Kaydor”. It is about a space-explorer robot ...

Aug 16

Categories: Child Development, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy


Violent Video Games can Reduce Empathy in Players

Video games do not enjoy the best of reputations. Violent games in particular have been linked with aggression, antisocial behaviour and alienation among teens. For example, one study found that playing a mere 10 minutes of a violent video game was ...

Jan 5

Categories: Empathy


The Simplest Way to Help Someone in Pain

You may have encountered instances where you are with someone experiencing physical pain, but feeling at a loss of how to help reduce their agony. A new research has shown that simply holding their hand is enough to reduce the pain they are ...

Jul 19

Categories: Empathy


Being Grateful Will Make You Happier

Our expectations change the way we feel about things. They craft our moods and subsequent reactions to things. Studies show being grateful is a conscious choice people can make, and if they do choose to be grateful, they will be happier for it.

Mar 10

Categories: Empathy, Happiness


Holding Hands in Body Language

Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship. It can break other person's defenses and force them to open up to you, or it can have a completely opposite ...

Jun 11

Categories: Empathy, Friendships, Relationships & Marriage


The psychology of online sharing

What prompts us to share on social media and why do we share the things we do? Science has started to figure this out.

Dec 26

Categories: Empathy


Empathy with strangers can be learned

We can learn to empathize with strangers. A new study finds that surprisingly positive experiences with people from another group trigger a learning effect in the brain, which increases empathy.

Dec 23

Categories: Empathy


How Facebook Learns While You Forget

The science behind social media nostalgia.

Dec 8

Categories: Empathy, Happiness


Why haters hate the way they hate

All of us have been on the receiving end of hatred at some point of time in our lives. Understand the psychological motivations behind hatred, and haters will never bother you again; you might even pity them.

Nov 14

Categories: Empathy, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt


Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...


The Power of Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that ...

Jan 10

Categories: Empathy

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