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Empathy : what it is and why it matters

Author: David Howe
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Howe
ISBN: 9781137276421 1137276428
OCLC Number: 819943858
Description: vi, 240 s
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 ; Human being
Responsibility: by David Howe


Empathy is profoundly important for understanding people's feelings and behaviour. With this compelling book, David Howe invites the reader on an illuminating journey of discovery into how empathy  Read more...


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'A fascinating, well-written and wide-ranging exploration of the concept of empathy' - Professor Ernesto Spinelli, author of Practising Existential Psychotherapy 'Throughout this highly accessible Read more...

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