Empathy

10.9.19

Ellen and Science Confirm: Rich People Only Care About Themselves

Ellen and Bush don’t really make the strangest of bedfellows, and we have the studies to prove it.

5.22.19

Ravens Spread Negative Emotions to Their Friends, Study Finds

“Our findings thus suggest negative emotional contagion in ravens, and in turn advance our understanding of the evolution of empathy.”

5.7.19

The Anatomy of Empathy

Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.

11.8.18

Super-Empaths Are Real, Says Science

New research has suggested that 1 to 2 percent of the population struggle to differentiate between their own bodily feelings and other people's.

9.9.18

This Type of Tinder-User Could Be Psychopathic

And other science news you may have missed.

8.23.18

Here’s Why People Don’t Care About Humanitarian Crises

The struggle for empathy is real.

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6.22.18

RIP Koko, the Kitten-Loving Gorilla Who Communicated With Humans

Koko died in Woodside, California, on Tuesday. The beloved primate was 46.

11.17.17

Why 'Empaths' Who Feel Other People's Pain Can Be So Alone

Making sense of empaths in a cruel, narcissistic world.

2.16.17

Why Do So Many People Sympathise with Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer?

The man murdered 17 men, and ate some of them. But people still want to look for the good in him.

2.6.17

Why Empathy Is Dangerous

Yale psychologist Professor Paul Bloom tells us why empathy can lead to war, manipulation and "stupid decisions".

10.22.16

Director Barry Jenkins on Creating Empathy Through His Film 'Moonlight'

We sat down with the director to chat about his fantastic new coming-of-age drama about a boy grappling with his identity and sexuality in a rough Miami neighborhood.

7.9.16

What It's Like to Be an Empath

If you feel the Earth's pain before an earthquake or have a panic attack because someone near you is anxious, you might be an empath too.

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