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Empathy and Civilization

The Empathic Civilization

A wide-ranging talk on empathy: a description of mirror neurons, empathy and early childhood development, and the role of empathy in civilizations. A specially animated clip from a longer lecture on empathy here.

Empathy and Civilization

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2010). Empathy and Civilization. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from


Last updated: 5 Aug 2010
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Aug 2010
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