noun | a branch of science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society

Empathy 101

empathy-101-loc It is believed that empathy came into existence after our lineage split off from that of the apes. (Hugging Siamangs at Oakland Zoo, CA | Y S on Unsplash)

em•pa•thy (noun): the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. In the last few decades, the word empathy has been a major focus in psychology and neuroscience. In the last few years, the word has trickled into media and marketing with growing concern of a world facing an empathetic deficit. It's a word whose current definition is le...

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