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The Concept of Empathy vs Cruelty

In Amelia Curzon blogs on October 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

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  1. Very interesting. When my daughter was doing the work for her Ph.D. she work with in groups and out groups and part of what she discovered was that you could get an inviduall to act for empathetically towards another member of the group if given compelling information about that individual but that it the empathy did not carry over to the group at large. Now she has a son with Asperger’s and although he is on the low end of the autism
    spectrum, he more or less fits the description of what the man in the video described. I’m not sure about all the details of her paper or her learning about autism, but I believe some think that empathy is a learned response which fits it a bit with people who senselessly kill animals. Joe, my grandson, has learned to be much more empathetic in both ways as a result of our efforts at teaching him to be so. I realize I could be full of beans as it were.
    Blessings, Natalie

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