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Culture of Empathy Builder Alex Gabbay

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 Alex Gabbay & Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Movies

Alex Gabbay is a  Filmmaker and Director. His documentary, 'Love Hate and Everything in Between' is about empathy and  looks into the world of neuroscience, psychology, education and technology to explore the extraordinary relevance of empathy in today’s increasingly interconnected world Man’s capacity for kindness and compassion is overshadowed only by his ability to be as cruel and destructive. Can empathy resolve issues of aggression and subjugation, where wars, politics and economic sanctions have failed?

Empathy – a subject increasingly tested by world events and studied by scholars – is put under the microscope in this documentary. Alex and Edwin have a wide ranging discussion about the nature of empathy and his suggestions for building a culture of empathy.  
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Alex Gabbay & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Movies

 

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Love, Hate & Everything In Between: A film on empathy -- Trailer

Man’s capacity for kindness and compassion is overshadowed only by his ability to be as cruel and destructive.
Can empathy resolve issues of aggression and subjugation, where wars, politics and economic sanctions have failed?  Love Hate and Everything in Between looks into the world of neuroscience, psychology, education and technology to explore the extraordinary relevance of empathy in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

 

Love, Hate & Everything In Between: A film on empathy -- chapter 1/13
"Is empathy an instinct or learned behaviour? Primatologist Frans De Waal of Emory University
 discusses the evolution of this primal emotion in human beings and other mammals."

 
 

Love, Hate & Everything In Between: A film on empathy -- chapter 2/13
" Roots of Empathy founder Mary Gordon demonstrates how empathy can be taught through a classroom programme she developed for primary school children. Gordon feels empathy helps us connect to one another and if children don't learn to do that we will not be able to solve the huge, intractable social problems that face society today. "
 

 

Outline: Love Hate and Everything in Between

  • Starts: People on the street talk about what is empathy?

  • Then the Experts

  • Frans de Waal

    • material care - response to offspring

      • spread from there.

      • what about whales.

    • ingroup origin

      • - survival of the group

    • starts with synchronization,

      •  copying and mimicry

      • understand your emotions

      • perspective - cognitive

  • Mary Gordon

    • 1996 - Started Roots of Empathy

    • talking about feelings, intentions

    • emotional literacy skills

    • Obama got crucified about empathy

  • Simon Baron-Cohen

    • what are others thinking and  feeling

    • empathy is an imaginative process

    • empathy can be taught - autism

    • reading the minds eye?

    • where does it come from.

    • a spectrum - lot to high

    • men and woman empathy

    • more testosterone - less empathy

    • when we hurt someone - we are losing our empathy

  • Simone Shamay-Tsoor     http://sans.haifa.ac.il/  Understanding the neural basis of empathy.

    •  woman and empathy - Oxytocin?

      • babies

  • Susan Young - clinical forensic psychologist - Kings College London

    • Psychopathy

    • Tests

    • Victim empathy assessment test

    • 16:28 Simon Baron-Cohen - psychopathy

      • don't have the appropriate response

      • recognition from the response part of empathy

    • Psychopathy - directed the person to think about how the victim felt. the empathy increased

      • Can do interventions

      • Psychopathy is a scale - low to high

  • 18:30   Theodore Zeldin CBE  Historian

    • Society is based on fear of the other

    • protect yourself from the enemy

    • people want to be respected

    • people are dying to be understood

    • people want to change the law - but the laws are not applied

    • world is not changed by laws but by mentalities

    • Occupy

    • politicians don't understand mentalities

    • propaganda is the commercialization of empathy

    • believes in individuals talking to each other

    • how do you change mentalities - talking with others

  • 23:30   Reem Yahya  

    • Student at Haifa U - Jerusalem

    • Study - affective empathy

    • Empathy and the pain of the others Jews-Palestinians

    • pain studies - more empathy with ingroup

  • 27:00  Simone Shamay-Tsoor

    • only way to win a conflict is by being self centered

  • 28:00   Kemal Pervanc

    • Bosnia war - we are all capable of killing

    • concentration camp prisoner -

    • wanting to rehumanize perpetrators

    • need a safe space to talk

    • forgiveness project

  • 31:30  Mary Kayitesi Blewit OBE  - Survivors Fund

    • Rwanda Genocide

    • dehumanization

  • 34:30  Victorio Gallese

    •  About genocide - starts with dehumanization

    • need to first turn off the empathy - person is like you

  • 36:00  Mel Slater - university of College London

    • bystander effect

    • level of intervention - ingroup out-group - crowd behavior

  • 37:30  Simone Shamay-Tsoor

    • we experience empathy in every social interaction

    • what are people thinking, feeling, planning

    • neuroscience

    • empathy is emotional and cognitive (understanding)

    • about the brain and mirror neurons

    • mirroring

  • 41:00 Victorio Gallese

    • mirror neurons

    • born with imitation capacity

    • sticking out the tongue

  • 42:00 Michel Valstar - Intelligent behavior understanding group. Imperial College, London

    • Robots and AI

    • robots reflect facial expressions

  • 45:30  Jeremy Rifkin

    • The Future

    • global empathy

    • efficiency  vr empathy

  • 47:40 Frans de Waal

    • evolution self serving

    • Empathy -

    • we can adjust to urban life

  • 49:00 Theodore Zeldin CBE  Historian

    • concentration of wealth

    • start with individual human

  • Jeremy Rifkin

    • top down giving way

  • Simone Shamay-Tsoor

    • maybe the social climate is now open to how to promote empathy

    • how t

  • Mary Gordon

    • emotional literacy allows us to connect to one another

    • if we don't lean how to relate we are a failed society

  • 51:00 END

 

 

Empathy, Instinct and Ethics



Alex Gabbay, Filmmaker and Director, discusses Just Trial and Error - his award-winning film that asks, What do Art and Science have to say about Consciousness? - with Stuart Mason Dambrot on Critical Thought TV