I feel you : the surprising power of extreme empathy
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
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xviii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
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"A cogent, gorgeous examination of empathy, illuminating the myths, the science, and the power behind this transformative emotion. Empathy has become a gaping fault line in American culture. Pioneering programs aim to infuse our legal and educational systems with more empathic thinking, even as pundits argue over whether we should bother empathizing with our political opposites at all. Meanwhile, we are inundated with the buzzily termed "empathic marketing"--Which may very well be a contradiction in terms. In I Feel You, Cris Beam carves through the noise with a revelatory exploration of how we perform empathy, how it is learned, what it can do--indeed, what empathy is in the first place. She takes us to the labs where the neural networks of compassion are being mapped, and the classrooms where children are being trained to see others' views. Beam visits courtrooms and prisons, asking how empathy might transform our justice system. She travels to places wracked by oppression and genocide, where reconciliation seems impossible, to report on efforts to heal society's deepest wounds through human connection. And finally, she turns to how we, as individuals, can foster compassion for ourselves. Brimming with the sensitive and nuanced storytelling that has made Beam one of our most respected journalists, I Feel You is an eye-opening affirmation of empathy's potential"--,Provided by publisher.
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"A rigorously researched and intensely moving examination of empathy: how it works, how it transforms us, and how our society misunderstands it"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Beam, C. (2018). I feel you: the surprising power of extreme empathy . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Beam, Cris. 2018. I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Beam, Cris. I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Beam, Cris. I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

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