For all the differences between us, the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes is one of humanity’s most fascinating, wonderful traits. Empathy helps shape our sense of morality and plays a key role in how we interact with others. For example, one test positioned the subject on one side of the table with a stranger on the other.
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For example, one test positioned the subject on one side of the table with a stranger on the other. From the subject’s perspective, a book was placed on the right side of the table.
Then, they were asked which side the book was on from the stranger’s perspective. Those who were stressed were more likely to answer incorrectly or pause before responding. Read more…