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Empathy : what it is and why it matters

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Empathy is key to good relationships. In its absence, behavior becomes puzzling, even dangerous. David Howe's fascinating new book examines what empathy is, why we have it and how it develops. He explores the important part empathy plays in child development and therapeutic work as well as its significance for how society organizes itself"--Provided by publisher.
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Howe, David, 1946-
Empathy.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
(DLC) 2012032181
(OCoLC)795759280
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Howe
ISBN: 9781137276438 1137276436
OCLC Number: 953859342
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents: Introducing empathy --
Origins and definitions --
The evolution of the empathic mind --
How children develop empathy --
The empathic brain --
Individual differences in empathy levels --
When empathy is absent or low --
Psychopathy and borderline personality disorder --
Social perspectives and client experiences --
Empathic communication and helping relationships --
Why empathy works --
Empathy, morals and pro-social behaviour --
Promoting empathy in children --
Promoting empathy in adults --
Living well together: empathy and social cohesion --
Being human.
Responsibility: by David Howe.

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