Matthew Winslow & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy

Matthew Winslow is Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Eastern Kentucky University. He teaches a class on empathy in the filed of psychology.


Matthew says empathy is like being an actor and the best Halloween costume ever. He sees empathy as a skill that can be developed with practice. People need both the motivation to empathize and the ability to do so. Narcissism is the opposite of empathy because it’s the narrow focus on the self. The opposite of empathy is wearing mirrored sunglasses on backwards so you only see yourself.
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