How does empathy differ from compassion? What are the best strategies we should employ to influence one another to be more caring?

We spoke with Dr. David DeSteno, Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University , about how science can bring us closer to the ideal of g’milut chasadim, acts of loving kindness.

This program is part of the project “Science Education for Jewish Professionals,” a series of webinars run by in partnership the American Association for the Advancement of Science Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion, in partnership with Sinai and Synapses, hosted by Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

 

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