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The Resource The war for kindness : building empathy in a fractured world, Jamil Zaki

The war for kindness : building empathy in a fractured world, Jamil Zaki

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The war for kindness : building empathy in a fractured world
Title
The war for kindness
Title remainder
building empathy in a fractured world
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Jamil Zaki
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, and shows how we can expand our circle of care, even in these divisive times Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren't just like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States is suffering from an "empathy deficit." Since then, things only seem to have gotten worse. It doesn't have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, Jamil Zaki argues that empathy is not a fixed trait--something we're born with or not--but rather a skill that we can all strengthen through effort. Drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research, including experiments from his own lab, Zaki shows how we can harness this new mindset to overcome toxic cultural divisions. He also tells the stories of people who are living these principles--fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances. We meet a former neo-Nazi who is now helping extract people from hate groups, ex-prisoners discussing novels with the judge who sentenced them, Washington police officers changing their culture to decrease violence among their ranks, and NICU nurses fine-tuning their empathy so that they don't succumb to burnout. Written with clarity and passion, The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action. The future of our society may depend on whether we accept the challenge"--
  • "A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, revealing it to be a skill, not a fixed trait, and showing, through science and stories, how we can all become more empathetic"--
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10783774
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1980-
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Zaki, Jamil
Dewey number
152.4/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Empathy
  • Kindness
  • Social psychology
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building empathy in a fractured world
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The war for kindness : building empathy in a fractured world, Jamil Zaki
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780451499257
Lccn
2018046535
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1060196646
Label
The war for kindness : building empathy in a fractured world, Jamil Zaki
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780451499257
Lccn
2018046535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060196646

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