Why Empathy Matters: The Science and Pshychology of Better Judgment

Why Empathy Matters: The Science and Pshychology of Better Judgment by J D Trout
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ISBN
9780143116615
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Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
133 x 215mm

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A road map to empathic and efficient decisions and policies, constructed from new insights in the science of human judgment

Faced with another's suffering, human beings feel sympathy and may even be moved to charity. However, for all our good intentions and vaunted free will, we are lousy at making the bigger decisions that actually improve lives. Why? Drawing on his sweeping and innovative research in the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, philosopher and cognitive scientist J. D. Trout explains how our empathic wiring actually undermines the best interests of individuals and society. However, it is possible to bridge this 'empathy gap' and improve our decision-making. Here, Trout offers a tantalizing proposal- how to vault that gap and improve the lives of not just ourselves but the lives of everyone all around the world.
ISBN:
9780143116615
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2010
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
133 x 215mm

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