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For children, empathy is an energizing change agent with the "boosting power" to increase prosocial behavior (Spinrad & Eisenberg, 2009).
Hollan and Throop affirm that empathy is a fundamental tenet of human sociality and that it is just as cognitively grounded as it is culturally elaborated, a point that Alan Rumsey reiterates in the epilogue.
This article briefly reviewed the history of empathy, discussed the original Rogerian definitions of basic and advanced empathy, and described novel and creative techniques of empathy that can fit within the original Rogerian definition of empathic responding.
In addition to defining environmental empathy in action, this article highlights both fiction and nonfiction children's books where the characters are actively trying to protect the environment.
Just as nurses don't have a choice as to whether they will remain current and proficient with emerging technology and devices, I don't think we have a choice as to whether we approach our patients with empathy and understanding.
This Essay adds some thoughts about the way values-based dispute simulations offer students a powerful opportunity to practice empathy.
But unlike those animals, rats can be readily used in laboratory studies to investigate which brain structures underlie empathy and helping behavior and whether empathy is acquired through nature or nurture.
Roots of Empathy features a year-long program where families are recruited to participate and where the baby is the teacher.
The book argues that the roots of the empathy bell curve lie in the brain and are shaped both by genes and by environmental factors such as parental neglect and abuse.
The importance of empathy for effective social work practice is commonly accepted within the profession (Hepworth, Rooney, Rooney, Strom-Gottfried, & Larsen, 2006; Shulman, 2009) .
Gold Foundation is a leader in funding research and innovative programs aimed at enhancing humanism in medicine and in promoting compassion and empathy in healthcare.
Action for Children wants local parents and their babies to volunteer with Roots of Empathy, an internationally-acclaimed programme which encourages pupils to interact in a nurturing manner by taking a baby - known as a "Tiny Teacher" - into the classroom throughout the school year.