Presentation: Compassion Collapse :: St. Ambrose University

University of Iowa’s Daryl Cameron will speak about why compassion fails “when we need it the most.”

 

Why is there the tendency to feel more compassion for single identifiable victims, rather than large groups of victims?

Assistant Professor of Psychology Daryl Cameron will present his research on how motivated compassion regulation can explain “the collapse of compassion”: the tendency to feel more compassion for single identifiable victims than large groups of victims. In addition, Cameron will discuss how motivated compassion regulation can explain dehumanization: the denial of mental states to others.