• The Age of Outrospection
    by Jonny Miller
    Miller equates thoughtful storytelling with adventurous empathy, which he says can take the form of narrative, videography, photography, or even art.
  • The Baby in the Well
    by Paul Bloom
    Bloom points to research showing that empathy can become parochial and narrow-minded when some news stories get primary attention to the exclusion of others.
  • Between the World and Me: Empathy Is a Privilege
    by John Paul Rollert
    Rollert contrasts Barack Obama's call for cultivating empathy with the views of Ta-Nehisi Coates who, confronted with the trauma of racism, recommends learning "to play defense."
  • Can You Run Out of Empathy?
    C. Daryl Cameron
    Cameron has found through research that the limits of empathy are quite malleable and that we need to keep renewing and expanding our feeling for others.
  • Can We Close the Empathy Gap?
    by Sarah Rothbard
    In this summary of an interview with esteemed sociologist and psychologist Sherry Turkle, she discusses our need to be digitally connected even though it interferes with our ability to be present to each other.
  • Does Empathy Reduce Prejudice — or Promote It?
    by Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
    Mendoza-Denton finds that discrepancies in scientific evidence motivate him to try to understand the conditions under which empathy can activate negative stereotypes.
  • Empathy Gadgets
    by Sandeep Jauhar
    Jauhar explores the realm of tele-empathy, in which machines foster understanding and compassion: for instance, by giving someone simulated symptoms of a patient with Parkinson's disease.
  • The Empathy Library
    by Roman Krznaric
    Krznaric tells about the digital treasury he has created with ratings and reviews of inspiring novels, nonfiction books, feature films, and video shorts about empathy.
  • The Empathy Machine
    by Maria Konnikova
    Konnikova argues that by being less emotionally involved — like Sherlock Holmes — it is possible to exhibit a powerful form of empathy with "a reasoned end, rather than a flighty impulse."
  • Empathy under the Microscope
    by Marco Buschman
    Buschman lays out three forms of empathy that today's leaders can develop with practice: cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and compassion-based empathy.
  • Empathy from Birth
    by Laura White
    White speaks with Ashoka Fellow Terrie Rose about helping children develop emotional competence by setting an example of seeing things through others' eyes.
  • Educating for Empathy
    by Stacey Kennelly
    Kennelly tells about a contest, "Activating Empathy," that solicited entries from projects and programs that are developing innovative ways to teach kids empathy.
  • Empathy Is a Contact Sport
    by Jackie Eacho
    Eacho believes that an abundant future will be possible when reason and genuine empathy are in balance, leading to insightful research, policies, collaboration, and true understanding.
  • 5 Points for Your Empathy Arsenal
    by Romina Laouri
    Laouri explores questions like whether or not empathy can be taught, how to measure it, and why it's a critical skill to have.
  • Five Steps to Boost Your Empathy
    by Roman Krznaric
    Neuroscientists have discovered that 98 per cent of us have empathy wired into our brains, and Krznaric gives a variety of ways to boost our quotient of it.
  • The Limits of Empathy
    by Jason Marsh
    Marsh points out ways that excessive or misguided empathy can endanger people, incapacitate them, or cloud their judgment.
  • The Luxury of Empathy
    by Moni Oyedepo
    Oyedepo advocates for making empathy part of life's curriculum, helping people respond to the inundation of news about brutal events without going numb.
  • The One Thing That Could Save the World
    by Roman Krznaric
    Krznaric observes that critics of empathy miss some important points, like the protection from burnout provided by a strong motivation to care for others.
  • Roots of Empathy
    by David J. Singer
    Singer lauds the Roots of Empathy program, which brings a baby into a classroom for regularly scheduled, weekly visits over a full school year, letting students learn to feel someone else's feelings.
  • Six Habits of Highly Empathetic People
    by Roman Krznaric
    Krznaric points out that people with high levels of empathy cultivate curiosity about strangers, challenge prejudices, identify with others, listen hard, inspire social change, and develop an ambitious imagination.
  • Teaching Empathy to Your Child
    by Playworks
    These eight strategies include teaching a vocabulary of emotions, helping children cope through calming techniques, modeling kindness, encouraging pretend play, and more.
  • Why Every City Needs an Empathy Museum
    by Roman Krznaric
    Krznaric contends that such empathy museums could allow us into others' experience with such unique exhibits as Climate Futures, The Veil of Ignorance, and the Dressing Up Box.
  • You Can’t Buy Empathy
    by Jason Marsh
    According to Marsh, research finds that people with just a high school education correctly identify emotions more accurately than people who have a four-year college degree.