Empathy News

Novel model explains the evolution of empathy

The model developing at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and the Santa Fe Institute in the US suggests that the origin of a broad range of empathetic responses lies in cognitive simulation.

The world needs less bullies, teach your kids empathy

According to recent reports, it is found that every third child is bullied in school and some of these kids are affected to such an extent that they do not mind ending their lives, just to stop the pain.


Want to win more girlfriends? Be more empathetic

According to a study, boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts.

Social stress is a barrier to empathy between strangers

Feeling stressed in the presence of strangers curbs the ability to express empathy, says a research.

‘Slum kids living in one room with parents are born characterless’

One of the observations made by government school teachers during a two-day programme held last month for new JBT and EGT recruits to equip them with emotional intelligence skills,mainly empathy.

How the brain generates empathy for someone else’s pain

Empathy for someone to whom one cannot directly relate relies more on rationalizing part of brain.


Empathy is natural,but nurturing it helps

Empathy,the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and recognise and respond to what that person is feeling,is an essential ingredient of a civilized society.