Even with a growing awareness of mental health, researchers say our compassion for those with mental illness hasn’t improved. Dr. Melanie Rosen, an assistant professor of philosophy, thinks the lack of societal empathy could be fixed in our sleep.
Why are we able to function after mass tragedies? The answer is a defense mechanism in our mind that Dr. Paul Slovic calls the Arithmetic of Compassion.
ASPD is a disorder where those affected don’t feel empathy. Many serial killers and rapists have ASPD, so why haven’t we been looking for a cure? An expert talks about the challenges facing ASPD research.
Rich people receive deference that the rest of us don’t, but do wealthy kids grow up knowing they can get away with what others can’t? Research finds that all children apparently know this. Experts discuss.
We talk with a former paramedic who describes the "inside story" of being a first responders--explaining the dangers and rewards of the job.
Some young people have escaped jail by claiming “affluenza:” their wealthy parents instilled no moral compass, so they believed they could do anything without consequence.
A new movement in medicine seeks to put compassion back in medicine.
Almost everyone is victimized at some point by a cutthroat co-worker who lies with ease and feels no remorse. These people may be "almost psychopaths," people with psychopathic characteristics too subtle to be diagnosed. Two experts explain how these people operate and how the rest of us can avoid being played.