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Power robs the brain of empathy

Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Why I'm a Democrat — The champions of civil rights

As a rape survivor and member of the black community, watching the GOP push voter ID laws to suppress the minority vote and forcing a woman to carry a rapist's baby to term, the question "Why am I a Democrat?" seems like a punch-line to a very bad joke.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 24 comments

Study shows how to tell if that man in your life has caring genes

Toronto - This information is strictly for ladies. A new study explains how to sort the jerks from the gentlemen. Studies in the past have shown that women fare better in relationships with caring men, but how can a lady tell if the man proposing is a caring man?
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Study Finds Empathy may be Hard-Wired into Brain

A study indicates that people with certain types of brain damage show less aversion to hurting others.
In the Media by rob13 - 3 comments

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Cold Empathy and Warm Empathy

Empathy is comprised of two components: I. Cold Empathy: an intersubjective agreement as to the mental...
May 20, 2012 by Sam Vaknin

The Demise of Empathy at Home and in the Family and the Role of Technology

Empathy is on a precipitous decline in the family and home environments. Technology is partly to blame, but so are...
May 4, 2012 by Sam Vaknin

The Demise of Empathy in Business and the Workplace

Empathy is at the foundation of both altruism and collaboration. Thus, while it does consume scarce resources, empathy...
May 3, 2012 by Sam Vaknin - 2 comments

Psychopathic Narcissists: The Uncanny Valley of Cold Empathy

Cold Empathy evokes the concept of “Uncanny Valley”, coined in 1970 by the Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori. Mori...
Aug 22, 2011 by Sam Vaknin

Barack Obama - Narcissist or Merely Narcissistic?

This article was originally published in July 2008 in Barack Obama appears to be a narcissist....
Apr 8, 2011 by Sam Vaknin - 2 comments


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