Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University, director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, and author of the book, "The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World."
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On The Gist, Elizabeth Warren’s new plan.In the interview, Jamil Zaki is here to discuss his new book The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. He and Mike debate the merits of sympathy versus empathy, and discuss the ways we view empathy may not be the way we live with it.In the Spiel, Devin Nunes, disgraced nincompoop.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
People cry when they are sad – so why do they also cry when they are happy? This episode begins with the explanation for why two opposite emotions can have the same symptom. And what happy occasion actually causes people to cry the most "tears of joy.” (And it’s not weddings). https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141111124047.htmYou probably know who Mike Rowe is. For years he hosted the TV show Dirty Jobs on the Discover Channel. He has become a champion for the blue collar workers in America and has his foundation that supports that cause called mikeroweWORKS. (www.mikeroweworks.com) . He is also the host of a podcast (https://mikerowe.com/podcast/) and author of a book – both called The Way I Heard It (https://amzn.to/34Dikog). Mike joins me with his interesting and often contrarian view on a lot of what we have come to believe about success including education, persistence efficiency and more. Kids skip. You probably skipped when you were a kid. So why don’t adults skip? Listen as I explain that it actually might do us all a world of good to do a little more skipping – even if you look foolish. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3895968/Why-adults-stop-skipping-s-hard-Activity-uses-quarter-energy-running-speed.htmlAs a culture we are becoming less empathetic towards our fellow humans. Yet empathy is one of those things that is good for everyone concerned. When you show empathy towards others it can ease their pain and it is beneficial to you as well. Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of the book The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World (https://amzn.to/2qtq4dX). He joins me to explain exactly what empathy is, how it works and why having it is so good for you.This Week’s Sponsors-Proven Skincare. Go to www.PROVENSKINCARE.COM/SOMETHING and use promo code SOMETHING to get your exclusive 10%.–Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host-Simplisafe. For free shipping and a 60-day free trial go to www.Simplisafe.com/something-How to Be Awesome at Your Job podcast. https://awesomeatyourjob.com/podcast/-The Undercovers podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-undercovers/id1479344440
Some people are good at putting themselves in another person's shoes. Others may struggle to relate. But psychologist Jamil Zaki argues that empathy isn't a fixed trait. This week: how to exercise our empathetic muscles. It's the first episode in our You 2.0 summer series.
A night spent drinking and writing about his parents' divorce uncovered an urgent need in Stanford professor Jamil Zaki to author THE WAR FOR KINDNESS: BUILDING EMPATHY IN A FRACTURED WORLD. He and James talk about how empathy can literally grow parts of the brain, hating the term hard-wired, facing the problems of the world today, and (sigh) STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Plus Michael Nye returns to talk about reviving and relaunching STORY.  - Jamil Zaki: https://profiles.stanford.edu/jamil-zaki Buy THE WAR FOR KINDNESS: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780451499240  Jamil and James discuss:  STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION  Deanna Troi  The Good Samaritan  Princeton  Manchester United  Liverpool  Allen Iverson  Bill Nye Borderlinks  Life After Hate  WRECK-IT RALPH Contact Theory  Angela King THE NEW YORK TIMES  Defensive dehumanization  Amanda Cook  Gareth Cook  Bread Loaf Writer's Conference  Carl Sagan   - Michael Nye: http://mpnye.com/ Subscribe to STORY: https://www.storymagazine.org/ Michael and James discuss:  STORY  Lee K. Abbott Travis Kurowski  AWP Conference  Dave Housley  BARRELHOUSE MISSOURI REVIEW  RIVER STYX BOULEVARD  HUNGER MOUNTAIN ONE STORY PLOUGHSHARES   "Nude" By Claudia Hinz  "World's End" by Clare Beams  Valerie Cumming  Ohio State "Amputation of the Angels" by Kyle Minor LaTanya McQueen Shanie Latham THE PARIS REVIEW THE KENYON REVIEW BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES Anne Valente  Michael Croley  COLUMBUS ALIVE - http://tkpod.com / tkwithjs@gmail.com / Twitter: @JamesScottTK Instagram: tkwithjs / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tkwithjs/
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