News tagged with empathy

Wolves susceptible to yawn contagion

Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues.

dateAug 27, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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3Q: Fiction's role in emotional development

Research published last week in the journal Science found that subjects who read literary fiction, compared to popular fiction or nonfiction, performed better on tests measuring their ability to determine what ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Engineers less empathetic, study finds

Are engineering students less empathetic than students in the caring professions? Yes, the findings from a study performed at Linköping University indicate that this is the case. The study comprises more than 200 students ...

dateJan 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Why yawning is contagious in bonobos

Being socially close to another bonobo is more likely to make bonobo apes yawn in response to the other's yawns, according to research published November 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Elisabetta Palagi ...

dateNov 14, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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