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9780190464684Emma M. Seppälä et al. The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science. Oxford University Press, 2017. 526 p. ISBN 9780190464684

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“How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific evidence about compassion in numerous conceptions. All of these approaches to thinking about compassion are valid and contribute importantly to understanding how we respond to others who are suffering. Read the rest of this entry »


Compassion: Bridging Practice and ScienceTania Singer, Matthias Bolz (ed.) 2013. Compassion: Bridging Practice and Science. [= Mitgefühl: In Alltag und Forschung.] Munich: Max Planck Society. (e-book, 531 p. ISBN 978-3-9815612-0-3)

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Summary: “Almost everything there is to know about compassion in a multimedia eBook!

What is the difference between empathy and compassion? Is it possible to train compassion? Can it be measured? How useful is compassion training in schools, clinical settings, and end-of-life care? Can the brain be transformed through mental training? Read the rest of this entry »