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No evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

September 5, 2019

It’s long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn’t been…
Violent Music does not Desensitise Fans to Violence, but Inspires Joy, Study Finds

March 13, 2019

People ­– and especially parents – have been concerned with the effects of seemingly violent music on the…
Beyond Romance

February 15, 2019

Love can make us do crazy things. It often prompts us to behave in counterintuitive ways, like, for…
Genetics could determine if the person is going to like animals or not

January 7, 2019

Most people love animals. Whenever you meet a person, you can be sure that they either have a…
Why AI robot toys could be good for kids

December 20, 2018

A new generation of robot toys with personalities powered by artificial intelligence could give kids more than just…
Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media, new Stanford study finds

October 21, 2018

A Stanford-developed virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” is helping expand research on how this new immersive technology affects people’s…
Antisocial behaviors in children linked to parenting

October 16, 2018

Less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment affect how aggressive children become and whether they…
A video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

August 17, 2018

A space-exploring robot crashes on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship,…
Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

March 14, 2018

A new study published today suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our…
What’s in a name? Monikers alter empathy in the brain

June 30, 2017

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.…
Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats

June 29, 2017

It’s a classic conundrum: while rushing to get to an important meeting or appointment on time, you spot…
Reading Fiction may make us Kinder to Other People

May 25, 2017

People are often encouraged to read in order to develop their vocabulary and general language skills, but a…
Study shows ‘walking a mile in their shoes’ may be hazardous to your health

May 12, 2017

When it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to…
No Evidence for Long-Term Reduction in Empathy due to Playing Violent Video Games

April 24, 2017

Some studies (e.g., Carnagey et al., 2007a,b; Staude-Muller et al., 2008) had suggested that, on average, regular players…
Empathy from the Sick May be Critical to Halting Disease Outbreaks

March 17, 2017

A little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks. That’s a conclusion from researchers…
Empathy for others’ pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation, study finds

June 16, 2016

The ability to understand and empathize with others’ pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory…
When you take acetaminophen, you don’t feel others’ pain as much

May 11, 2016

When you take acetaminophen to reduce your pain, you may also be decreasing your empathy for both the…
‘Thinking and Feeling’

March 9, 2016

So you had a terrible day at work. Or the bills are piling up and cash is in…
I’ll cry if I want to

March 1, 2016

Most theories suggest some people are willing to view stigmatized individuals, such as drug addicts, as less than…
Study suggests fresh approach to autism research

January 20, 2016

The more expressive people are, the better they are at understanding the feelings of others according to a…
Empathy is learned through positive experiences with strangers

December 24, 2015

There is no denying that some people are more empathic than others. We all have different features in…
Could psychotherapy software detect the sound of empathy?

December 7, 2015

People rightfully have high confidence that one pill taken from a medicine bottle will have the same composition…
Low testosterone, men’s empathy can determine parenting skills

October 30, 2015

As they age, men often get concerned about their testosterone levels dropping. And rightfully so—it affects their sex…
To be More Empathetic, Know Thyself

October 23, 2015

Empathy, or the ability to identify with others’ feelings, often is considered an important relational skill. Previously, researchers…
Empathy is the key of how we respond to other people’s good news

October 12, 2015

Empathy is usually defined as the psychological identification with another person or even vicarious experiencing of his feelings,…
Adopted preschoolers show more empathy when parents are affectionate

October 1, 2015

Young children whose parents regularly provide warmth and positive reinforcement show more empathy for others and care about…
Study: Stress Reduces Feelings of Empathy towards Strangers

January 21, 2015

A group of researchers based at the McGill University in Montreal, claim that our lack of empathy and…
Biological Explanations of Mental Illness Decrease Empathy for Sufferers

January 20, 2015

Many people who suffer from a mental illness find comfort in the idea that their problems stem from…
Can Narcissists Be Empathic?

June 5, 2014

Narcissistic persons often behave antisocially. Consequently they are disliked by others and even distrusted by their romantic partners.…
The right supramarginal gyrus plays an important role in empathy

May 2, 2014

Egoism and narcissism appear to be on the rise in our society, while empathy is on the decline.…
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