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When Teachers Experience Empathic Distress

Defining Empathic Distress<p>I first heard the term <i>empathic distress</i> from Dr. Joan Halifax, an anthropologist, educator, and pioneer in the field of …

When it comes to politics, listen first in 2018

The past year was a tough one for conversations.<p>Following a deeply polarizing presidential election, in 2017 we’ve experienced a year of serial …

Something we could use a little more of – studies link intellectual humility with openness to other viewpoints

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettEarly in 2018, the default reaction to encountering someone who disagrees with you is to place your fingers in your ears. The US …

Psychology

Empathize With Your Political Foe

Sept. 16, 2017, had the potential to be an awful day on the National Mall in Washington. It started with a rally, organized by a group of Trump supporters, called the Mother of All Rallies Patriot Unification Gathering. Counterprotesters from a group called Black Lives Matter of Greater New York …

Black Lives Matter

Politics vs. Empathy

Politics makes us stupid. This is one of my recurring themes. This is the principal reason I refuse to be a partisan or ideological team player. …

Identifying Your Feelings

The cornerstone of psychological health is communication, hence the reference to psychotherapy as the <i>talking cure</i> — the process by which one person …