The war for kindness : building empathy in a fractured world
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New York : Crown, [2019].
ISBN
9780451499240, 0451499247, 9780451499257, 0451499255
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1020L
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First edition.
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261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
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1020

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"A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, and shows how we can expand our circle of care, even in these divisive times Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren't just like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States is suffering from an "empathy deficit." Since then, things only seem to have gotten worse. It doesn't have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, Jamil Zaki 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. Drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research, including experiments from his own lab, Zaki shows how we can harness this new mindset to overcome toxic cultural divisions. He also tells the stories of people who are living these principles--fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances. We meet a former neo-Nazi who is now helping extract people from hate groups, ex-prisoners discussing novels with the judge who sentenced them, Washington police officers changing their culture to decrease violence among their ranks, and NICU nurses fine-tuning their empathy so that they don't succumb to burnout. Written with clarity and passion, The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action. The future of our society may depend on whether we accept the challenge"--,Provided by publisher.
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"A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, revealing it to be a skill, not a fixed trait, and showing, through science and stories, how we can all become more empathetic"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Zaki, J. (2019). The war for kindness: building empathy in a fractured world (First edition.). Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Zaki, Jamil, 1980-. 2019. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Zaki, Jamil, 1980-. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World New York: Crown, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Zaki, Jamil. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World First edition., Crown, 2019.

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