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Martina Pesce
Martina Pesce Oct 16, 2020

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[2]A. Knafo and F. Uzefovsky, “Variation in Empathy: The Interplay of Genetic and Environmental Factors,” in The developing infant mind: Integrating biology and experience, 2012.

[3]T. R. Goldstein and E. Winner, “Enhancing Empathy and Theory of Mind,” J. Cogn. Dev., 2012.

[4]D. Dodell-Feder and D. I. Tamir, “Fiction reading has a small positive impact on social cognition: A meta-analysis,” J. Exp. Psychol. Gen., 2018.

[5]F. Herrera, J. Bailenson, E. Weisz, E. Ogle, and J. Zak, “Building long-term empathy: A large-scale comparison of traditional and virtual reality perspective-taking,” PLoS One, 2018.

[6]M. Wei, K. Y. H. Liao, T. Y. Ku, and P. A. Shaffer, “Attachment, Self-Compassion, Empathy, and Subjective Well-Being Among College Students and Community Adults,” J. Pers., 2011.

[7]F. Gerli, S. Bonesso, and C. Pizzi, “Boundaryless career and career success: The impact of emotional and social competencies,” Front. Psychol., 2015.



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The size of our environment matters

Juran Oct 19, 2020

Design the app to produce empathy not as a product, but a perk!

Subash Chapagain
Subash Chapagain Oct 17, 2020

[1]Worthen, V. E., & Isakson, R. L. (2007). The therapeutic value of experiencing and expressing gratitude. Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy, 31, 33-46.

[2]Gordon, A. K., Musher-Eizenman, D. R., Holub, S. C., & Dalrymple, J. (2004). What are children thankful for? An archival analysis of gratitude before and after the attacks of September 11. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 25, 541-553. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2004.08.004

Empathy courses, activities, and social media-like posts.

Jamila Oct 21, 2020

[1]Cheang, Rachael, Anna Gillions, and Elizabeth Sparkes. "Do mindfulness-based interventions increase empathy and compassion in children and adolescents: A systematic review." Journal of Child and Family Studies (2019): 1-15.

[2]Schoonover, Kimberly L., et al. "Impact of poetry on empathy and professional burnout of health-care workers: a systematic review." Journal of palliative care 35.2 (2020): 127-132.

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