empathy empathy  /ˈɛm pə θi/


  • (n) understanding and entering into another's feelings

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  1. The kind of empathy that I feel for people is the kind of empathy I feel for chimpanzees.
  2. Like other emotional skills, empathy is an innate quality that can be shaped by experience.
  3. Call it empathy, call it prejudice, or call it sympathy, but whatever it is, it is not law, Sessions said.


  1. UHV assistant professors earn $10,000 summer research grants

    Two University of Houston-Victoria assistant professors will use $10,000 summer grants from the university to advance their research about the use of social media and empathy in moral decision-making.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  2. Empathy and Disgust Do Battle in the Brain

    Empathy and Disgust Do Battle in the Brain
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News

  3. Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Think

    Can a dog empathize with human emotion? According to researchers, they are one of the few species that can express empathy, and thanks to Dr. Brian Hare it’s possible to discover more of what’s hiding behind your dog’s puppy eyes.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Miami

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  1. That kind of judge, Obama explained, will have empathy: "I view the quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes."
    on May 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. The ranking Republican on the panel, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, said: "Call it empathy, call it prejudice, or call it sympathy, but whatever it is, it's not law. In truth it's more akin to politics. And politics has no place in the...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: New York Times

  3. "The Writers Guild of America has show great humanity, empathy and courage by allowing our little evening to move forward," Taylor said in a statement Monday.
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Elizabeth Taylor Source: International Herald Tribune

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