» Empathy Versus Analytical Reasoning Not So Simple – Psych Central News

New research appears to contradict established opinion on how humans make decisions when issues pit objective reasoning against compassion..

Leading research has said people make choices based on a struggle within their brains between thoughtful reason and automatic passion.

“But this simple reason versus passion model fails to capture that there’s a refined way of thinking with emotions, closely related to empathy and compassion,”

said Anthony Jack, Ph.D., lead author of the new research.

The study by Jack and co-authors co-authors Philip Robbins, Jared P. Friedman, and Chris D. Meyers is published in the journal Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Mind.