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Empathy and (Film) Fiction, by Alex Neill - Relations between sympathy-empathy expressiveness and fiction have become a significant issue in the debate on the emotional responses to the film fiction. Due to their complexity many scholars found it useful to diagram them. With his essay, “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”, Alex Neill tries to develop new theory for analyzing the fiction and, especially, the emotional responses from the audience on it. The project of this essay is represented with an aim to show the audience the significant value of the emotional responses to the film fiction....   [tags: Analysis, Empathy and Sympathy]
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Social Empathy - Social media has changed the way people communicate with each other and in turn, has affected our ability to empathize in both negative and positive ways. One of the most harmful consequences is the rise of cyber-bullying. Another negative issue has been the trend of trolling in comments sections of websites, chat rooms, and other online venues of communication. In spite of this, there have been constructive consequences due to social media such as the ability for family and friends to keep in touch on a regular basis....   [tags: Social Media, Communication, Empathy]
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On Empathy - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as: "The ability to imagine oneself in anther's place and understand the other's feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. It is a term coined in the early 20th century, equivalent to the German Einfühlung and modelled on "sympathy." The term is used with special (but not exclusive) reference to aesthetic experience....   [tags: essays research papers] 2855 words
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Empathy and Why it is Important in Education - Empathy and Why it is Important in Education Empathy is the ability to imagine yourself in someone else’s position and to intuit what that person is feeling (Pink, 2006). Rather than simply sympathizing, empathy enables us to put ourselves into the shoes of another and actually feel what they are feeling. This vicarious sense allows us to better understand people and their experiences. Understanding others and their experiences is vital in education. Whether dealing with different races, religions, sexes, etc., empathy provides us with an avenue to widespread understanding of others that even language cannot....   [tags: psychology, teaching] 1930 words
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Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust - Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust In Philoctetes by Sophocles, Odysseus commands Neoptolemos to abandon justice and base a relationship with Philoctetes on dishonesty to gain his trust and ultimately his bow. However, Neoptolemos acknowledges a similar burden plagues Philoctetes that becomes the basis of trust between them. Neoptolemos attempts to reconcile with Odysseus’ orders by stealing the bow and abandoning Philoctetes. Unable to fulfill the orders, Neoptolemos returns to Philoctetes indicating his commitment and his lack of trust with the Atreidai....   [tags: Literature Review] 1582 words
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The Distance of Empathy in Byron's "Manfred" - In his essay “On the Tragedies of Shakespeare,” Charles Lamb criticizes the theatrical performances of Shakespeare for providing an experience that inherently provides at worst, a misrepresentation or at best, a shallow representation of a particular character’s emotional depth. This is not to say that Lamb is necessarily criticizing bad acting, but rather he argues that the activities of acting and judging of acting raise “non-essentials” to an unjustified importance that is “injurious to the main interest of the play.” In other words, the viewer’s experience of watching a play is an experience inferior to a reader’s experience of reading the play....   [tags: Literature] 1130 words
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Lack of Empathy V. Psychopathy - In the book, The Stranger, Merseault is convicted of first degree murder. During the questioning Merseault is indifferent about the murder. Lawyers note that Merseault feels no remorse towards his violent action and as a result of this, the jury finds Merseault guilty; the penalty is execution. The jury believes he is a danger to society and calls him a monster. Merseault lacks empathy; he is unable to recognize and respond to other people’s feelings (Baron-Cohen). However, this is not enough to state that Merseault is a danger to society....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Quality Healthcare Includes Empathy - Quality Healthcare Includes Empathy A man walks into an emergency room with an intense pain in his abdomen. He is hoping to find a doctor who knows how to treat him. The doctor enters his room and begins robotically palpating his abdomen, showing no hint of recognition for the pain he is in. The man begins to ask himself, “Does this doctor care that I am in extreme pain?” He then wonders, “If he doesn’t care that I am in pain, how motivated can he be to ease my pain?” This might seem like a silly question....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Spiritual Empathy - Spiritual empathy is to be able to feel and understand what another person is feeling or trying to communicate. As social workers, we work with clients who are going through a life crisis. A life crisis would be anything that threatens the clients well being. Stress and anxiety can lead to health problems and damaging dysfunctional behaviors. To best serve our clients we have to show spiritual empathy. Spiritual methods of therapy are controversial among workers in the health field including social workers....   [tags: Social Work]
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Empathy Vs. Compassion - Often when using the words of empathy and compassion, many people envision them as having similar meaning. While they may share similar circumstances, they are actually quite different. Empathy is more of an emotional response with an understanding of a person’s particular situation; whereas compassion is an emotion that arouses an active response to alleviate a distressful situation. Nevertheless, these dissimilar expressions are paramount in the way people respond to the individual needs of others and how they reach out to others in their local communities....   [tags: Psychology] 1278 words
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empathy and sympathy - On Tuesday 6:30am an old friend of my mine that I knew for 20 years in NY, past away due to a heartatach, it was a shock to my self and all his family. I flew out to New York, trying to put my self together as it just hit me I will never see him again or hear his remarks about my way of life. All of the sudden I realized if I feel like that how will his children feel, how will there stepmother feel, and I remember yes they just lost their mom few years ago and now their dad. I started feeling sorry for them....   [tags: essays research papers] 414 words
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Empathy: Heredity and Environmental Effects on an Individual’s Life - Empathy: defining its existence Life is a constant journey and learning experience that ultimately shapes the person you become. Through this journey of life people develop certain traits that attribute to the relationships they develop and the barriers that come along with them. One trait that grows throughout the lifespan is empathy. Empathy is more pronounced in some individuals who engage in the activities such as listening or awareness that awaken this trait helping it develop further. Our relationships are highly influenced by our empathetic ways producing satisfaction in our lives and welfare (Beadle et al, 2013)....   [tags: thoughts, emotions, and feelings]
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Correlation Between Masculinity and Empathy - Correlation Between Masculinity and Empathy Many psychological studies have been carried out over the years in the topic of personality, in aiming to grasp the type of factors that are involved in bestowing us the personalities that we hold. Most people will have probably come across various personality tests at some stage or another, which ask you lots of questions and then analyze your results in trying to categorize what kind of personality you've got. One of the most fascinating aspects of personality is the issue of gender roles in our personalities....   [tags: Papers] 1687 words
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Faulkner's Ability to Draw Empathy From the Reader - “Dysfunctional families pervade Yoknapatawpa County” (Urgo 66). The ventures of the three key characters in Light in August lead to inevitable outcomes due to their families’ neglect. Each individual respectively has his own faults in life. However, it is a mixture of childhood negligence and happenstance which causes these characters to isolate themselves and commit negative acts. Undoubtedly, William Faulkner develops empathy through the trials of Hightower, Lena Grove, and Joe Christmas as they confront their families’ past actions....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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History by Heart: Why Empathy Impedes Accuracy - Sources are essential when investigating events of the past. However, narrative texts are forces to be reckoned with, in constructing our own memories pertaining to history. We can be trained to analyze every last drop of a source if we are so driven, but the moment it starts to pull at our heartstrings, we may not be so bold. Instead, we often treat narrative texts as binoculars into the past, guiding our educational journey. Doubts of credibility or accuracy are given backseat status, as these sources tap into our empathetic human nature....   [tags: History]
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Situational Leadership and Empathy - What can we say about leadership. Leadership is a concept, way of life, and aspect of continuous evolution. Trying to narrow down or pinpoint an exact definition to be applied to this term is non-existent. Rather you can only apply certain aspects of this term to better understand it. The area which I will go into is “how situational leadership coincides with empathy as far as generating a successful or non-successful leader.” First let us look at what situational leadership is. Situational leadership is seen as a leadership method according to the present situation you may be in....   [tags: Leader Leadership Qualities Business Essays]
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Emotional and Social Intelligence - The idea that leaders need social skills is not new. Daniel Goleman first introduced us to the concept of emotional intelligence; the affect emotions have on our ability to think well. He later expanded the theory that both Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Social Intelligence (SQ) relate to the way one deals with emotions. While EQ focuses on how we handle our emotion, SQ focuses on how we handle other’s emotions. For any leader to communicate effective, it is helpful to be attuned to other thoughts and emotions....   [tags: empathy, attunement]
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charant Empathy for Characters in Sophocles' Antigone - Empathy for Characters in Sophocle's Antigone Sophocle's tragic play Antigone, written in 441 BC, is a theatrical piece of drama in which an audience is compelled to empathize with its character's. When empathizing with characters in Antigone the audience can, in imaginative and cognitive ways, participate in the understanding of a character's feelings, ideas as well as their situations. Antigone, Creon and Ismene all struggle with decisions that concern the laws of their city and the cosmic law of religion and moral judgement....   [tags: Antigone essays] 2244 words
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Nursing Coat of Arms: Cultural Competence, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, and Pride - Nursing has been a rapidly evolving profession for over the past few decades and the role of nursing has become increasingly defined. Five distinct qualities that have become essential qualities for nurses today are cultural competence, communication, empathy, teamwork and pride. This following paper will discuss and explain the five qualities mentioned above and the symbols used to represent each quality in our Coat of Arms. Cultural competence is a valuable quality nurses must process to provide quality care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Wild Thornberrys; obligation of humanity - In society, humanity has the opportunity to communicate with other species by using emotional empathy, cognitive empathy, and non-verbal communication. This opportunity is also seen as an obligation to be able to communicate with animals and with these advantages, should be successful. In the Wild Thornberrys, Eliza demonstrates the obligation for humanity to use a combination of emotional and cognitive empathy and non-verbal communication to build a relationship with animals. Emotional empathy is necessary in developing a relationship....   [tags: Emotional and Cognitive Empathy]
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - ... Over time Huck becomes disheartened by the ongoing exploitation of slaves by the people around him. When Huck encounters Jim trying to escape to the North for a life of freedom, Huck agrees to help even if it means risking his own freedom through imprisonment. Huck becomes a leader with a cause driven by the empathy he feels for Jim and his beliefs about slavery. In the book The Killer Angels, one of the main characters demonstrates empathy and honor throughout the novel. After losing 700 of their 1,000 men, in the opening pages of the story, the 20th regiment of Maine is in a tough situation as they embark upon one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil war....   [tags: lord of the flies, empathy, leadership]
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The Effects of Storytelling on Expressions of Empathy in Preschool Aged Children - The Effects of Storytelling on Expressions of Empathy in Preschool Aged Children The present study examined affective and cognitive empathy in preschool children. Seventeen children, ages three to five years, were given The Young Children's Empathy Measure to determine their understanding of empathy. Participants were then read a children's story and given the empathy measure again, to see if they expressed more empathy after hearing about a sympathetic protagonist. A second baseline score was obtained one week after the story was administered....   [tags: Papers] 2111 words
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The relationship between morality and religiosity - Religiosity and morality stood out because it is a controversial topic that is compelling to learn about. Everyday life can be affected by these two factors in a positive or negative light. People do not usually think about the morals they obtain and where their morals came from. Researching this topic and understanding the relationship between these two issues will provide a better, clearer view of how people respond in different situations. The relationship between religiosity and morality are contingent on one another....   [tags: Negative Behavior, Empathy]
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Rational For a Moral Claim: ICT System Errors and How Employees Handle Such Errors - ... We evaluate them as ‘true’ and ‘false’, put them in truth-functional contexts of negation, conjunction, etc., we draw inferences from them, and we talk about moral ‘belief ’ and ‘knowledge’. The ontological antirealist likewise has to explain away the appearance that moral claims make reference to properties of value and presuppose that there are such things as practical reasons and obligations”. (Finlay, 2007) While Centrelink officials are entitled to their own way of looking at this issue; it behooves on them that they expand their societal insight and carefully consider the severe plight that the retired person has been put to because of their wrong action....   [tags: data entry, empathy, technology]
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - ... “Wha's the matter with me?" [Curley’s Wife] cried. "Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody. Whatta they think I am, anyways. ... And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away” (Steinbeck 53). Her desperate tone instigates the idea she is socially restricted. The void of communication has made her rigid, which reappears as she continued to spark conversations in inconvenient locations. “Well, I ain't giving you no trouble....   [tags: human interaction, desires, empathy]
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An Assessment of College Students’ Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape - An Assessment of College Students’ Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape Methods: The study is a descriptive cross-sectional survey implemented to assess students' attitudes toward rape and empathy toward survivors of rape. A pilot study using 30 college students with a two-week interval was used to establish reliability of the ATR and RES. Subject's birth day, month, and first three digits of their phone numbers were used as identifiers for the retest portion of the pilot study. A two-tailed t test was performed comparing test scores across the 2-week interval....   [tags: Rape Journals Case Studies Essays] 3845 words
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Comparing Empathy in Blade Runner and Slaughterhouse-Five - Empathy in Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep)and Slaughterhouse-Five        "What does it mean to be human?"  This is a question that is often asked in literary works.  Is it our intelligence that separates us from being like any other animal on this planet or is it something else?  Perhaps it is our ability to feel empathy for other humans and other forms of life.  If this is so, then how is it that we also have violence and wars where humans hurt and kill other humans?  How is it that humans can hurt animals without a second thought, if it's our ability to feel empathy that separates us from them?  Both Philip K....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Importance of Understanding, Compassion and Empathy in Patient Care - Lying in a hospital bed feeling, sick, scared and helpless, the only comforting thought is supposed to be knowing that when you need something, a nurse is there to help you. You ring the call bell for assistance in going to the restroom and no one comes. You ring the bell again, and still no one comes. You ring it for the third time and a voice comes over the speaker, "I will be back in a few minutes, I have some things I have to finish up". You need to get out of bed right now, and you can’t do it alone....   [tags: Nursing Reflective Practice]
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Empathy for the Character Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare - Empathy for the Character Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare I believe deep down everyone has felt like they themselves where Hamlet. They can empathize with some of the emotions Hamlet was feeling, the grief and the sorrow, the abandonment and resentment. Not many carry their fantasy as far as Hamlet did. Shakespeare wrote of a man who had to face the great loss. Not the loss of his beloved father or of his lover Ophelia, but he lost himself in a world of make-believe where he could regain the control that he lost in his life....   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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Person-Centred and Relationship-Centred Care - ... In addition in regards to how I involve the families and carers in the care of my residents, is working with the person as part of a system, a family system. This system is explained well by (Greene , 2011) in the perspective that when a crisis of event occurs to the elderly member of the family such as moving into aged care, it impacts the family system. Therefore to address this within my role of lifestyle officer I have started a carer support group to help facilitate an increased feeling of support from the facility, to encourage social support between carers and to empower carers to strengthen their role within the new system that their family member and hence their families have be...   [tags: empathy, counseling, patience]
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What is Morality? - ... In most trials, the child would, unprompted, approach the closed door and open it for the overburdened individual to pass through. In this experiment, the subjects were between two and three years of age, but by conventional standards of moral development, each child demonstrated a level of empathic response far beyond what Kohlberg and Piaget might expect. Rather than the ‘what’s in it for me’ mentality, the children in the experiment were able to see the experimenters frustration at their inability to open the door, process the feeling and offer aid in a way consistent with what they might expect for themselves in a similar situation....   [tags: behavior, empathy, fairness]
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Empathy and Social Change in To Kill a Mockingbird, Milk, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - Empathy and Social Change in To Kill a Mockingbird, Milk, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Empathy: “The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experiences fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner” (according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary). When we think of social change, several of the themes in the literature we have discussed are based upon this concept of empathy....   [tags: Milk, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner] 1513 words
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Empathy in Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children - Little Empathy in Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children Brecht is very successful in creating a form of drama where empathy plays little part. In The Good Person of Szechwan it would seem that every action and word is an attempt to alienate us and halt any identification one may chance to make. The indiscernible use of names for characters exaggerating the oriental sound of them is immediately noticeable i.e. 'Wang', 'Shin' 'Sun', 'Shen Te', 'Shu Ta', etc. There is also the use of language and intonation in relation to others revealing personality and social position, which comes in the form of oriental 'bows'....   [tags: Brecht Good Person Szechwan Essays]
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Looking at How Causation, Change and Empathy Can give a Better Understanding of the Past - Looking at How Causation, Change and Empathy Can give a Better Understanding of the Past The aim of this assignment is to look at how causation, change and empathy can give a better understanding of the past. The industrial revolution will be used as an example to assess what changes came about and the causal factors related to progress. I will also look at how the people felt about the changes and how the changes affected them. The industrial revolution was a series of dramatic changes that took place in Britain from 1750 to 1900....   [tags: Papers] 787 words
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What Is Essential in the Helping Relationship? - Counseling skills has provided me with a valuable insight into the helping relationship and how it is both created and maintained in order to encourage growth and development in the client. The factors involved within the helping relationship include considering Roger’s core conditions, congruence, unconditional positive regard and empathy as the three main characteristics necessary in a helping relationship. In order to fully incorporate all three of Roger’s core conditions, I as the counselor must be self-aware, as a lack of self-awareness may inhibit truly listening and understanding the client; self-awareness can be enhanced through exercises such as Johari’s window....   [tags: counseling, Carl Rogers, ethics, empathy, skills]
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Empathy essay- my life as a slave (capture to the auction) - MY INTRODUCTION TO SLAVERY We don’t have the same limitations as other people of different tribes do. I am a free woman, or shall I say I was a free woman. I am the wife of our tribes chief –Jankay Boto, that’s where I got my surname, Boto. Before my marriage I was a Touray. My father, or Paupa, was the chief of the tribe Adance. The two tribes, Adance and Denkyira, my husband’s tribe, are in the same village, Juffure. The two tribes have been friends for as long as anyone can remember, I mean they have been friends for since like ever....   [tags: essays research papers] 3281 words
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How Noyce Creates Empathy for the Main Characters in the Film: Rabbit Proof Fence - Rabbit Proof Fence is a great film based on the real tale and experiences of three young Aboriginal girls, Molly, Gracie and Daisy, who were taken against their will from their families in Jigalong, Western Australia in 1931. The film puts a human face on the "Stolen Generation", an event which categorized links between the government and Aborigines in Australia for a lot of the 20th century. The opening sequence of the Rabbit Proof Fence introduces you to the Aboriginal people. The scene begins with white writing on a black background which informs us of the situation in Australia in 1931 and the effects it has had in Australia....   [tags: Phillip Noyce Cinematography] 838 words
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - One of the most critical factors in creating “good” films is the approach in creating the emotional foundation of a story. Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing particular scenes in order to make the audience share the emotions, which main characters go through on the screen. Despite the fairly long history of film production, many scholars are still examining the issue of emotional responses to films. One of the investigators, Alex Neill, puts an edge on the question of two different types of emotional responses to the film fiction: empathy and sympathy, in his essay “Empathy and (Film) Fiction”....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Empathizing with Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Hollywood film producers have always taken interest in depicturing the alternative worlds of particular kinds and types. We might consider as a good example the techniques in which the contrast worlds are being embodied in Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, and how, in that film, main character Joel Barish attempts to regulate his memories and not let them be vanished. While watching this film we unwittingly get involved into the alternate world of Joel’s memories. The integral aspect in the film’s successful portrayal of the parallel reality from the first sight seems to be related to the specific film shooting or editing technique; however, the philosophy of the film depend...   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Therapeutic presence - Therapeutic presence The validity of the construct of therapeutic presence and the belief in the efficacy of therapeutic presence as a crucial component in psychotherapy has been accepted by many experts in the field of psychology (Miller, Kabat, & Fletcher, 1995). Subsequent the efficacious validation of presence, a movement began integrating mindfulness and the therapeutic presence (Miller et al., 1995). The articles being discussed will present how the integration of mindfulness and therapeutic presence has enhanced the ability of a therapist to be more empathic and present with the clients....   [tags: Psychology]
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Sociology: Disruption of Attachment - ... The nanny who was with him all the time, day and night, created an image of a caregiver in Ryan’s brain. As the caregiver, the nanny was no longer with the child, he was starting to cry and whenever his mother was giving him comfort he would not see her as his mother, she was a stranger to him. “Ryan wouldn’t even let his own mother hold him and screamed and struggled until his nanny returned” (Szalavitz and Perry 125). The first year of his development Ryan’s mother changed eighteen nannies....   [tags: behavior, environment, parents]
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Engagement: The First of Four Steps in the Problem Solving Model of Social Work - Engagement is considered one of the most important parts of working with a client. Coady and Lehmann (2008) consider engagement the first of four steps in the problem solving model of social work. Engagement can begin as early as the first over the phone contact or referral notification with the client. To become aware of the client’s background (ecology and life circumstances) is crucial part of this stage. It is also important for the social worker to become in tune with their own thoughts and beliefs when coming into contact with this client for the first time....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Early Learning and Development: A Playground at The Zoo - ... M looks at her younger sister’s action and face, and then she starts helping her younger sister to climb up the rock too. After they both are on top of the rock, M’s younger sister smiles, and M smiles too. -Episode 5: M starts to play with her younger sister and other children on the rock and make some space for other children to play too. She and her sister played for about 10 minutes. -Episode 6: M starts to climb down, and she is having a bit of a hard time getting down the rock. -Episode 7: M’s younger sister starts to climb down too, but she falls down when she is near the ground....   [tags: children, behavior]
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The Core Values of Person Centered Counseling - The Core Values of Person Centered Counseling The person-centered approach was designed in 1902, based on the work of Carl Roger. He create this method so that he could promote openness, growth and change in counseling and our understanding processes. It is an approach which is practical and useful in the educational field because it is helpful with problem solving outside the curriculum faced by students. It offer many different ways of understanding level of solving issues of relationships, emotional development and ethical behavior....   [tags: rogerian core condition, unconditional regard]
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Investigating Gender Differences in Helping - Investigating Gender Differences in Helping Aim: To find out whether subjects will help opposite gender students faster than same sex helper would. Introduction: Altruism is a form of pro-social behaviour in which a person will voluntarily help another at some cost to themselves. The primary motivation for altruistic behaviour is seen as a desire to improve the welfare of another person rather than the anticipation of some reward or for any other reason that might indicate self-interest....   [tags: Papers] 1481 words
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My Goal As a Counselor - It is quite remarkable to see the skills I have learnt put into action with individuals I encounter in my every day dealings. By implementing the basic counselling skills learnt, it has aided me in being a better person and also laid the foundations for my future career. Many skills were used in a variety of situations in the past quarter of a year, however, only a brief description of a few will be discussed below. It is simpler to learn a core skill from a textbook however it is more complex to apply that skill in practise; every individual is different and so are each of their issues....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1653 words
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The Rogerian School of Thought - The Rogerian school of thought was developed by Carl Rogers and deviated from Freud’s psychoanalytic and the behavioral theories that were popular at the time. The Rogerian or client-centered approach was seen as an alternative to the then-dominant models in American psychology of behaviorism and psychoanalysis and as such became aligned with the emerging third force of humanistic psychology (Joseph & Murphy, 2012). The Rogerian approach does not rely on stages of development or conditioned responses to create a behavior change in the client....   [tags: behavioral theories, coaching]
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Roger’s Theory as compared to that of Ellis’ Theory - Anderson (n.d) states, “Carl Rogers, a pioneering psychotherapist and the most influential psychologist in American history was one of the most prominent people of his time.” Rogers’ ideas and practices brought about a change in the school of humanistic psychology. What he learned in philosophy and philosophy of education influenced his personal life experiences which led him to a revolutionary of theory of therapy (Corsini, 2011 p. 148). According to an electrical resource, Client –centered therapy is a form of talk psychotherapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in 1940s and 1950s (“PCT”, n.d.)....   [tags: Psychology, Therapy] 957 words
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The Art of Love: Sadism and Sexyal Psychpaths - ... Lacking empathy for others gives them this advantage to destory and not care about any of the harm done. Treatment for a psychopath is usually a waste of time since you can not teach empathy to someone who has no desire to learn. The prison population for the psychopath is 20-30% but unknown number living in society(Kirsch & Becker, 2007). General population for a psychopath is also a pretty small percentage. Mokros et al., (2011), mentioned genetic factors having a higher role play than social and environmental experiences....   [tags: personality disorder, abuse, society]
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