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Understanding Others' Feelings: What is Empathy and Why Do We Need It?

Mar 31, 2017

The conversation has introduced a series on understanding others feelings and this piece by Pascal Molenberghs from Monash University looks at empathy. Showing empathy is important for workers when providing treatment and support to clients, it is an attribute that can help build a good therapeutic alliance, but what is empathy? This article called "Understanding others' feelings: what is empathy and why do we need it?" explains the different types of empathy and why we need it to help us understand how others are feeling. It also describes how our brain can be selective when it comes to showing empathy in different situations.

Read the article here.