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April 7, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Surprising Results Of A Study On Nursing Students, Empathy And Poverty

April 7, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A public opinion poll found that 44 per cent of Americans believe most poor people who receive welfare would prefer to stay on welfare rather than earn their own living. A new study published in the Journal of Nursing Education looked at the relationship between past experience, empathy, and attitudes toward poverty among nursing students. The results were surprising. [More]

August 6, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Do Infants Have Empathy?

August 6, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Why would it matter if infants displayed empathy? “Empathy is defined as the ability to understand the emotion of others, and share in those emotions, while maintaining a self-other distinction,” Florina Uzefovsky, of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, told us. “As can be understood from the definition, empathy is basic and central in all social communication. This ability allows us to interact with others, to better understand their motives and actions, and to engage in meaningful social relationships.” [More]

April 14, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Jon Stewart and the Bull

April 14, 2016 18:42 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years. On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]

April 6, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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Memories Pizza: Refusal to Serve Brings on Death Threats

April 6, 2015 16:17 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC  [About the Author]

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CNN (L. Jones, April 3, 2015) reported that the owners of Memories Pizza, Crystal and Kevin O’Conner, have closed down their store and have gone into hiding. This was in reaction to threats to burn the store down and personal death threats directed toward the O’Conner family after publicly stating they would not cater a same sex wedding. In reaction to the threats The Dana Show, a nationally syndicated radio talk show, (April 3, 2015) set up a fund and raised $842, 387 in less than a week [More]

March 13, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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Empathy: The Antidote for Stress

March 13, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC  [About the Author]

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When stress levels are high empathy tends to be very low. This is especially true in the most intimate relationships. Stress shows up in an intimate relationship when partners begin to doubt each other. Central to the doubt is the uncertainty of really knowing the partner. The common belief is the partner has changed or is somebody different than who they presented themselves to be. These beliefs create an image of the partner as a stranger. Seeing the partner as a stranger heightens stress and blocks empathy. Blocking empathy prevents empathic communication from happening. [More]