Emotional Cost of Empathy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 282 , Segment 4
Episode: Brazilian Politics, Global Surgery, Paid Maternity Leave
- Apr 26, 2016 9:00 pm
- 17:28 mins
Guest: Daryl Cameron, PhD, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa Thinking of people as less-than-human has led to some of the more egregious atrocities in history – slavery and genocide, for example. You and I like to think we’re above that. We could never fail to see the humanity in another person, no matter how different they are from us. But we do it more than we think. Anytime we look the other way when a panhandler sidles up to our car, or when we sigh at the tragic images of desperate refugees on TV and then shrug and switch the channel.