March 31, 2020

Empathy’s Dark Sides: Revealed During a Pandemic?

This episode welcomes Provost Professor Fritz Breithaupt. He is a professor at Indiana University Bloomington. He founded and directs the Experimental Humanities Laboratory at IU and is the author of The Dark Sides of Empathy. This conversation focuses in on how empathy is impacted by a global pandemic. Can we suffer an empathy exhaustion? Does anxiety make us empathetic, or less? How do empaths handle this kind of devastating crisis? If we are unable to provide relief for another, does that impact our empathy extension overall? Can isolation impact our empathy? These questions and others are discussed in this episode.

To connect with Fritz Breithaupt and keep up with his ongoing work, check out these websites.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Alwin_Breithaupt

https://germanic.indiana.edu/about/core-faculty/breithaupt-fritz.html

https://indiana.academia.edu/FritzBreithaupt

Find The Dark Sides of Empathy on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Sides-Empathy-Fritz-Breithaupt-ebook/dp/B07JM516GQ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=the+dark+sides+of+empathy&qid=1585670435&sr=8-3

 

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