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Frans de Waal is a world-renowned primatologist and empathy expert, and this book is his masterpiece on the subject of empathy. De Waal brilliantly makes the case that the standard story that human beings are essentially selfish by nature has little scientific grounding.
This is a really interesting documentary that brings together some of the best empathy thinkers on the planet, containing interviews with people like neuropsychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, founder of the Roots of Empathy education programme Mary Gordon, and author of The Empathic Civilization
One of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) superb RSA Animate series. In this snappy ten-minute video, brilliantly illustrated by Andrew Park from Cognitive Media, social thinker Jeremy Rifkin offers the key ideas from his book The Empathic Civilization.
John Hurt stars as John Merrick, the hideously deformed 19th century Londoner known as "The Elephant Man". Treated as a sideshow freak, Merrick is assumed to be retarded as well as misshapen because of his inability to speak coherently.
Encounter Point takes a look at the growing grassroots peace movement among Israelis and Palestinians.
This is a really interesting film by the director of Hollywood blockbusters like Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, and Bruce Almighty, after he had a life-transforming accident.
A wonderful resource on how empathy can trigger creative thinking skills, and how this skill can be nurtured through an educational system that encourages arts and sciences integration.