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How to create an app to increase empathy?

How to create an app to increase empathy?

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By Martina Pesce on Oct 16, 2020

[1] S. H. Konrath, E. H. O’Brien, and C. Hsing, “Changes in dispositional empathy in American college students over time: A meta-analysis,” Personal. Soc. Psychol. Rev., 2011.

[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.

[8] https://apps.apple.com/us/app/random-app-of-kindness/id891035967

[9] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=subzdesigns.empathy

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

[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

by Subash Chapagain on Oct 17, 2020

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

[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.

by Jamila Ahmed on Oct 21, 2020

The size of our environment matters

by Juran K. on Oct 19, 2020

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