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The empathy instinct : how to create a more civil society

Bazalgette, Peter2017
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Empathy is the power of understanding others, imaginatively entering into their feelings. It is a fundamental human attribute, without which mutually co-operative societies cannot function. In a revolutionary development, we now know who has it, who lacks it and why. Via the MRI scanner we are mapping the human brain. This is a new frontier that reveals a host of beneficial ideas for childcare, teens challenged by the internet, the justice system, decent healthcare, tackling racism and resolving conflicts. In this wide-ranging and accessible book full of entertaining stories that are underlined by the latest scientific research, Peter Bazalgette also mounts a passionate defence of arts and popular culture as a means of bridging the empathy gap.
Author:
Imprint:
London : John Murray, 2017.
Collation:
375 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781473637535 (pbk. :)
Language:
English
BRN:
4195610
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