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Web Resources

The Roots of Empathy
Mary Gordon's work to implement the "Roots of Empathy" curriculum around the globe

The Culture of Empathy
Multimodal site filled with resources, networks and ideas

Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Roman Krznaric's Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

The Center for Non-Violent Communication

Center for Building a Culture of Empathy


Video from the Conference
Dr. Olaf Kuhlke: Plenary address
Dr. Anita Nowak: Keynote address
Closing ceremony

The Empathetic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis
Empathetic Civilization (RS Animate)
Jeremy Rifkin

The Power of Outrospection (RS Animate)
Roman Krznaric

Divided: Jane Elliot's Experiment in Discrimination
PBS Frontline

Dissertation: Pedagogy of Empathic Action as Informed by Social Entrepreneurs
Anita Nowak and Edwin Rutsch

Anita Nowak interviews Edwin Rutsch about empathy:
Part One
Part Two

Books, Journals and Other Materials

Adams, M., Bell, L.and Griffin, P. Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge. 1997. UMD owns LC196.5.U6 T43 1997

Arnold, Roslyn. Empathic Intelligence : Teaching, Learning, Relating. Sydney, N.S.W. ; [Australia] : University of New South Wales, 2005.

Atran, Scott, et al. Values, Empathy, and Fairness Across Social Barriers. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v. 1167). Boston, Mass. : Blackwell Publishing, 2009. UMD owns online (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

Baron-Cohen, Simon. The Science of Evil : On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty. New York : Basic Books, 2011.

Bouson, J. Brooks. The Empathic Reader : A Study of the Narcissistic Character and the Drama of the Self. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. UMD PN3352.P7 B68 1989, 1989.

Calloway-Thomas, C. Empathy in the Global World : An Intercultural Perspective. Los Angeles : Sage, 2010. TC Wilson Library HM621 .C355 2010

Chapman, Gary D. The Five Love Languages : How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to your Mate. Chicago : Northfield Pub., 1995.

Connor, Jane Marantz and Killan, Dian. Connecting Across Differences : Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2012

D’Ansembourge, Thomas. Being Genuine : Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real. 2nd ed. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2007

Dacher, K., Marsh, J., and Smith, J. The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness. New York: Norton, 2010.

Davidson, Richard J., and Harrington, Anne. Visions of Compassion : Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature. New York : Oxford University Press, 2002 TC Wilson Library BQ7805 .S35 2002

Davis, Mark H. Empathy : a social psychological approach. Boulder, Colo. : WestviewPress, 1996.

De Waal, F. The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society. New York: Harmony Books. 2009. MNCAT TC Wilson BF575.E55 W3 2009

Decety, Jean, and William John Ickes, eds. The Social Neuroscience of Empathy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. UMD BF575.E55 S63 2009, 2009.

Decety, Jean, ed. Empathy : From Bench to Bedside. Cambridge, Mass. UMD BF575.E55 E463 2012: MIT Press, 2012.

Decety, Jean & Ickes, William. The Social Neuroscience of Empathy. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2009. UMD owns BF575.E55 S63 2009

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Ornstein, Robert E. Humanity on a Tightrope : Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield : Distributed by National Book Network, 2010. TC Wilson Library HN18.3 .E47 2010

Eisenberg, Nancy, and Janet Strayer, eds. Empathy and its Development. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press. UMD Library BF575.E55 E453 1987, 1987.

Faris, Heidi M., and Duluth Plan B. University of Minnesota. Fostering Attitudes of Empathy Towards Animals in Youth Ages 4-7 through Play Experiences in a Zoo Setting [Electronic Resource]., 2011.

Goldstein, Lisa S, Teaching with Love : A Feminist Approach to Early Childhood Education.New York : Peter Lang Pub., 1997. TC Wilson Library LB1139.25 .G65 1997

Gordon, Mary. Roots of Empathy: Changing the World, Child by Child. Toronto, Ont. : Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005.

Hart, Sura and HOdson, Victoria Kindle. Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids : 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict Into Cooperation. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2006

Hicks, Donna and Tutu, Desmond. Dignity : the Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011.

Hoffman, Martin L. Empathy and Moral Development: Implications for Caring and Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2000. MNCAT TC Wilson & Magrath BF723.M54 H64 2000

Iacoboni, Marco. Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others. New York: Picadore. 2008. MNCAT TC Wilson QP363 .I23 2008

Howell, William Smiley. The Empathic Communicator. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co. UMD Library BF637.C45 H7, 1982.

Ickes, William John, ed. Empathic Accuracy. New York: Guilford Press. UMD BF575.E55 E44 1997, 1997.

Kate, Byron and Mitchell, Stephen. Loving What Is : Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. New York : Harmony Books, 2002

Keysers, Christian. The Empathic Brain : How the Discovery of Mirror Neurons Changes Our Understanding of Human Nature. [Lexington, Ky. : Social Brain Press], 2011

Lasater, Ike and Stiles, Julie. Words That Work in Business : A Practical Guide to Effective Communication in the Workplace. Encinitas, CA : Puddle Dancer, 2010

Leu, Lucy. Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook : A Practical Guide for Individual, Group, or Classroom Study. Encinitas, Calif. : Puddle Dancer Press, 2003.

Levine, David. Teaching Empathy: A Blueprint for Caring, Compassion and Community. Bloomington: Solution Tree. 2005. MNCAT TC Wilson BF575.E55 L48 2005

Lopez, Shane J. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2009. UMD online

Mackenzie, Mary. Peaceful Living : Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing, and Compassion. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2005

Maxwell, Bruce, and SpringerLink. Professional Ethics Education [Electronic Resource] : Studies in Compassionate Empathy. Dordrecht ; London: Springer. UMD online., 2008.

Mikulincer, Mario, and Phillip R. Shaver, eds. Prosocial Motives, Emotions, and Behavior : The Better Angels of our Nature. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. UMD BF637.H4 P76 2010, 2010.

Miller, Alice. For Your Own Good : Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence. Translated by Hildegarde and Hunter Hannum. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983. UM DULUTH Library Book HQ769 .M531613 1983

Miyashiro, Marie R. (2011). The Empathy Factor : Your Competitive Advantage for Personal, Team, and Business Success. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2011

Morrell, Michael E.. Empathy and Democracy : Feeling, Thinking, and Deliberation. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. TC Wilson Library JC423 .M724 2010

Oxley, Julinna C. The Moral Dimensions of Empathy : Limits and Applications in Ethical Theory and Practice. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. TC online

Palmisano, Joseph, and Inc ebrary. Beyond the Walls [Electronic Resource] : Abraham Joshua Heschel and Edith Stein on the Significance of Empathy for Jewish-Christian Dialogue. New York: Oxford University Press. UMD online, 2012.

Patnaik, Dev. Wired to Care : How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FT Press, c2009. TC Wilson Library HD58.9 .P38 2009

Rifkin, J. The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. New York: Penguin Group. 2009.

Rizzolatti, Giacomo and Craighero, Laila . “Mirror Neuron: A Neurological Approach to Empathy.” Neurobiology of Human Values. Ed. J.-P. Changeux, et. al. Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 2005. 107-123. UMD online

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Life-Enriching Education : Nonviolent Communication Helps Schools Improve Performance, Reduce Conflict, and Enhance Relationships. Chicago : PuddleDancer Press, 2003

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. Encinitas: PuddleDancer Press. 2003.

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Speak Peace in a World of Conflict – What You Say Next Will Change Your World. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, 2005.

Rosetree, Rose. Empowered by Empathy : 25 Ways to Fly in Spirit. Sterling, VA : Women's Intuition Worldwide, 2001.
Schmookler, Andrew Bard. Out of Weakness: Healing the Wounds That Drive Us to War. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1988

Smith, Henry Clay. Sensitivity Training: The Scientific Understanding of Individuals. New York: McGraw-Hill. UMD Library HM133 .S68 1973, 1973.

Srikanth, Rajini. Constructing the Enemy : Empathy/antipathy in U.S. Literature and Law. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. UMD PS169.L37 S69 2012, 2012.

Stewart, David A. Preface to Empathy. New York: Philosophical Library. UMD Library BF575.E55 S78 1956, 1956.

Stotland, Ezra. Empathy, Fantasy, and Helping. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications. UMD Library BF575.E55 E46, 1978.

Stueber, Karsten R. Rediscovering Empathy : Agency, Folk Psychology, and the Human Sciences. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. UMD BF64 .S78 2006, 2006.

Szalavitz, Maia and Perry, Bruce Duncan. Born to Love : Why Empathy is Essential-- and Endangered. New York, NY : William Morrow, 2010

Teich, Nathaniel. Rogerian Perspectives : Collaborative Rhetoric for Oral and Written Communication. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Pub. UMD Library P92.5.R64 R64 1992, 1992.

Trout, J. D. The Empathy Gap: Building Bridges to the Good Life and the Good Society. New York: Viking. 2009. MNCat TC Wilson HM1033 .T77 2009

Trout, J. D. Why Empathy Matters : the Science and Psychology of Better Judgment. New York : Penguin Books, 2010

Wink, Walter. The Powers That Be : Theology for a New Millenium. London : Mowbray, 1998.

Additional Library Headings

Helping behavior
Moral development
Restorative Social justice
Social skills in children
Social skills – study and teaching

Journal Articles

Barad, Judith A. The Understanding and Experience of Compassion: Aquinas and the Dalai Lama. Buddhist-Christian Studies. 27.1 (2007): 11-29. UMD online journal

Barr, Jason J. “The Relationship between Teachers’ Empathy and Perceptions of School Culture”. Educational Studies. 37.3 (2011): 365-69. UMD E-journal Taylor & Francis Online

Batson, C. Daniel, et al (1997) Empathy and Attitudes: Can Feeling for a Member of a Stigmatized Group Improve Feelings Toward the Group. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 72.1 (1997): 105-118. UMD online journal

Carson, Terry and Johnston, Ingrid. The Difficulty With Difference in Teacher Education : Toward a Pedagogy of Compassion. Alberta Journal of Educational Research. 46.1 (2000): 75-83

Cavner, Denise. (2008) Teaching Empathy. Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978. 179 (2008): 92-94

Conklin, Hilary Gehlbach. Modeling Compassion in Critical, Justice-Oriented Teacher Education. Harvard Educational Review. 78.4 (2008): 652-674. UMD owns online.

Coulehan, et al. “Let me see if I have this right . . .”: Words that Help Build Empathy”. Medical Writings, August 2001. Pdf. rriculum/art%20of%20communication/Coulehan%20et%20al.%20(2001).pdf

Curry-Stevens, Ann. “Pedagogy for the Privileged: Transformation Processes and Ethical Dilemmas”. National Conference Online Proceedings. 2005. Pdf.

Darwall, S. Empathy, Sympathy, Care. Philosophical Studies. 89.2-3 (1998): 261-282. UMD owns online

DeTurk, Sara. “Intercultural Empathy: Myth, Competency, or Possibility for Alliance Building”. Communication Education. 50.4 (2001): 374-84. UMD Journals online

Duan, Changming and Hill, Clara E. (1996) The Current State of Empathy Research. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 43.3 (1996): 261-274. UMD owns online and in print.

Fernald, Peter S. Teaching Students to Listen Empathically. Teaching of Psychology. 22.3 (1995): 183-186. UMD owns online.

Gallese, Vittorio. The Roots of Empathy: The Shared Manifold Hypothesis and the Neural Basis of Intersubjectivity. Psychopathology. 36.4 (2003): 171-180. UMD owns online

Goldstein, Lisa S. The Relational Zone: The Role of Caring Relationships in the Co-Construction of Mind. American Educational Research Journal. 36.3 (1999): 647-73. UMD owns online.

Goldstein, Lisa S. and Freedman, Debra. Challenges Enacting Caring Teacher Education. Journal of Teacher Education. 54.5 (2003): 441-454. UMD owns online.

Kohn, Alfie. Caring Kids: The Role of the School. Phi Delta Kappan. 72.7 (1991): 496-506. UMD owns online

Kristjansson, Kristjan. Empathy, Sympathy, Justice and the Child. Journal of Moral Education. 33.3 (2004): 291-305. UMD owns online

Landsberg, Alison. “America, the Holocaust and the Mass Culture of Memory: Toward a Radical Politics of Empathy”. New German Critique. 1997. Pdf. (Available JSTOR)

Louie, Belinda. (2005) Development of Empathic Responses with Multicultural Education. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 48.7 (2005): 566-578. UMD journal online

McAllister, Gretchen and Irvine, Jacqueline Jordan. (2002) The Role of Empathy in Teaching Culturally Diverse Students: A Qualitative Study of Teachers' Beliefs. Journal of Teacher Education. 53.5 (2002): 433-443. UMD owns online

Montag, Christiane, et al. Images in Psychiatry:Theodor Lipps and the Concept of Empathy: 1851-1914. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 165.10 (2008): 1261

Noblit, George W. Power and Caring. American Educational Research Journal. 30.1 (1993): 23-38. UMD owns journal online.

Philipps, Lauren Christine. Nurturing Empathy. Art Education. 56.4 (2003): 45-50. UMD owns journal online.

Ruiz, Pedro Ortega and Minguez, Ramon. Global Inequality and the Need for Compassion: Issues in moral and political education. Journal of Moral Education. 30.2 (2001): 155-172. UMD owns online

Schertz, Matthew. Avoiding "Passive Empathy" with Philosophy for Children. Journal of Moral Education. 36.2 (2007): 185-198. UMD owns online

Schertz, Matthew. “Empathetic Pedagogy: Community of Inquiry and the Development of Empathy”. Analytic Teaching. 26.1 (2006): 8-14 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Smith, V., Anat Zaidman-Zait, A., & Hertzman, C. “Promoting Children’s Prosocial Behaviours in School: Impact of the “Roots of Empathy” Program on the Social and Emotional Competence of School-Aged Children”. Mental Health 4.1(2011): 1-12.

Santos, R.G., Chartier, M.J., Whalen, J.C., Chateau, D., & Boyd, L. “Effectiveness of School-Based Violence Prevention for Children and Youth: Cluster Randomized Field Trial of the Roots of Empathy Program with Replication and Three-year Follow-up”. Healthcare Quarterly, 14 (2011): 80-91.

Sherman, Nancy. (2006) Empathy, respect and humanitarian intervention. Ethics & International Affairs. 12.1 (1998): 103-119. UMD owns online

Stephan, Walter G. & Finlay, Krystina. The Role of Empathy in Improving Intergroup Relations. Journal of Social Issues. 55.4 (1999): 729-743. UMD owns online

Stout, Candace Jesse. The Art of Empathy: Teaching Students To Care. Art Education. 52.2 (1999): 21-24,33-34. UMD owns online

Sutherland, Margaret B. Education and Empathy. British Journal of Educational Studies. 34.2 (1986): 142-151. UMD owns online.

Upright, Richard L. (2002) To Tell a Tale: The Use of Moral Dilemmas To Increase Empathy in the Elementary School Child. Early Childhood Education Journal. 30.1 (2002): 15-20.

Verducci, Susan. A Conceptual History of Empathy and a Question it Raises for Moral Education. Educational Theory. 50.1 (2000): 63-80. UMD owns online.
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