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Roots and Collapse of Empathy - a book by Bråten, Stein

Roots and Collapse of Empathy

Human Nature at Its Best and at Its Worst

Roots and Collapse of Empathy( )
Author: Bråten, Stein
Series title:Advances in Consciousness Research Ser.
ISBN:978-90-272-1358-7
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $149.00
Book Description:

Spanning from care-giving infants and civilian rescuers risking their life to the collapse of empathy in agents of torture and extinction, this unique book deals with and illustrates the altruistic best and atrocious worst of human nature. It begins with infant roots of empathy, then turns to the neurosocial support of empathic participation, and to the nature and nurture of good and ill. It raises questions about how abuse may invite vicious circles of re-enactment, and as to how...
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Pages:292
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / General
Philosophy / Mind & Body
Book Weight:1.485 Pounds

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