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News tag: empathy


Stress fighting drug increases empathy in humans

19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A drug used for blocking stress levels can also be used as a “compassion pill” to increase empathy, a person’s ability to feel another person’s pain, a study has shown. The study also found that excessive stress can sap a person’s caring instincts, and this may explain acts of cruelty…


Women show significant more empathy than men

19 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
It comes as no surprise, but women have significantly more empathy towards their spouse than men do, and scientific data offers support for this statement. Researchers at Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia conducted a large-scale study revealing that women acted much more compassionately when their partners…