empathy

Effects of biological explanations for mental disorders on clinicians’ empathy

This study by Matthew S Lebowitz and Woo-kyoung Ahn has been published on the PubMed website. The abstract says: “Mental disorders are increasingly understood in terms of biological mechanisms. We examined how such biological explanations of patients’ symptoms would affect mental…
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‘They saw me as mad and needing to be medicated’ | Modern Masculinity

This 14 minute video comes from The Guardian. The producers say: “In this episode of Modern Masculinity, journalist Iman Amrani speaks to Chris, who after being diagnosed with schizophrenia spent a long time in the mental health system. They discuss medication,…
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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs

This book has been written by Richard Louv. The publishers say: “Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. Our Wild Calling explores these powerful and…
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The Healing Power of Compassion with Dr Julian Abel

This podcast features Dr. Julian Abel in conversation with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, who writes: “Today’s conversation is about one of my favourite topics – compassion. Compassion doesn’t just make us feel good but it can have powerful effects on our health…
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Emotional Intelligence

This book has been written by Daniel Goleman. Its full title is “Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ”. The publishers say: “The ground-breaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success. Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues…
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The Phenomenology of Depression: What It’s Like When the ‘Dark Fog’ Descends

Sam Woolfe (freelance writer and blogger) has written : “Phenomenology is a philosophical movement, founded by Edmund Husserl (1859 ­– 1938), which concerns itself with direct experiences. Phenomenologists study the nature of consciousness as it is experienced subjectively in the first person….
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Zero Degrees of Empathy

The publishers say: “Simon Baron-Cohen, expert in autism and developmental psychopathology, has always wanted to isolate and understand the factors that cause people to treat others as if they were mere objects. In this book he proposes a radical shift,…
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The Interbrain: Embodied Connections Versus Common Knowledge

In The Interbrain: Embodied Connections Versus Common Knowledge, Digby Tantam (psychiatrist and professor of psychotherapy) presents what the publishers of this book describe as: “… his ground-breaking theory of the interbrain, the idea that human beings are endlessly connected by a…
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