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June 24, 2017

Embodied Empathy

By: Rebecca McInroy

You’ve heard the saying, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” But does that literally mean you have to put yourself in someone’s position in order to understand where they are coming from? According to a study published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it just might.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the study, and what it means for how and why when we try to see things from another’s point of view we are more likely to empathize with them on a few different levels.