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An Evidence-based Interdisciplinary Perspective

Edited by Makiko Kondo

Okayama University

Empathy, a basic ability for understanding persons holistically, building supportive relationships, and listening attentively, includes being with suffering persons, healing, and inducing catharsis in them. Therefore, it is necessary within occupations supporting humans: education, clinical psychology, nursing, early childhood care, welfare, and medicine. Conversely, there are individual differences in empathy, and promoting its development is difficult. In this book, we use interdisciplinary approaches to empathy; for example, we discuss a new intervention, physical and cross-cultural understanding of empathy, development of empathy, and applications in general and professional education. The significance of this book is its evidence-based interdisciplinary perspective in understanding empathy.

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EmpathyAn Evidence-based Interdisciplinary PerspectiveEdited by Makiko Kondo

Published: August 23rd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66004

ISBN: 978-953-51-3454-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3453-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4701-5

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

10942 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Space Travels and Empathy: A New Area of Educational Intervention

By Juan Pedro Martínez Ramón


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2. Neuroimaging Research on Empathy and Shared Neural Networks

By Emily Kilroy and Lisa Aziz-Zadeh


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3. A Less Attractive Feature of Empathy: Intergroup Empathy Bias

By Melike M. Fourie, Sivenesi Subramoney and Pumla Gobodo‐ Madikizela


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4. Introducing Educational Intervention about Empathy and Intercultural Bias

By Hugo González González


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5. The Influence of Suffering, Social Class, and Social Power on Prosociality: An Empirical Review

By Daniel Lim


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6. The Building of Empathy: Conceptual “Pillars” and Conversational Practices in Psychotherapy

By Michael B. Buchholz, Jörg Bergmann, Marie-Luise Alder, Michael M. Dittmann, Florian Dreyer and Horst Kächele


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7. The Role of Empathy in Dealing with the Complexity and Uncertainty within the Educational Field: Meaningful Learning at the “Museum Adventure” Course

By Yehudith Weinberger


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8. Empathy Levels in Medical Students: Do They Really Change Over Time?

By Iman Hegazi, Annemarie Hennessy and Ian Wilson


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