Category: empathy

  • Exercise to Argue Better

    Let’s face it, all couples argue (well, some don’t but they probably don’t communicate much).  Typically when we argue we we try to convince the other person that we are right and they are wrong.  In doing so we tend not to listen much; instead while the other person is speaking we are thinking up […]

  • Does empathy matter?

    As a psychologist, this is no surprise to me, but medical schools and physicians’ residency training programs are concluding that empathy (understanding the patient’s perspective and effectively communicating that understanding to him or her), in fact, matters quite a bit. Programs Aimed At Equipping Doctors With Empathy See Yielding Results. In a nearly 1,650-word piece, […]