About the author: Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.
Book Synopsis: Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were thirty years ago.
It doesn’t have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, this author 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. In this book, he reviews research and helps us understand more about how we can develop empathy. Which as you know, is a key trait for any responder in both professional and personal relationships.
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