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The war for kindness: building empathy in a fractured world
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New York : Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019].
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First Edition.
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261 pages : illustrations : 24 cm.
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"In this masterpiece, Jamil Zaki weaves together the very latest science with stories that will stay in your heart forever."--Angela Duckworth, author of Grit Empathy is in short supply. We struggle to understand people who aren't like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States was suffering from an "empathy deficit." Since then, things seem to have only gotten worse. It doesn't have to be this way. In this groundbreaking book, Jamil Zaki shares cutting-edge research, including experiments from his own lab, showing that empathy is not a fixed trait--something we're born with or not--but rather a skill that can be strengthened through effort. He also tells the stories of people who embody this new perspective, fighting for kindness in the most difficult of circumstances. We meet a former neo-Nazi who is now helping to extract people from hate groups, ex-prisoners discussing novels with the judge who sentenced them, Washington police officers changing their culture to decrease violence among their ranks, and NICU nurses fine-tuning their empathy so that they don't succumb to burnout. Written with clarity and passion, The War for Kindness is an inspiring call to action. The future may depend on whether we accept the challenge. Praise for The War for Kindness "A wide-ranging practical guide to making the world better." --NPR "Relating anecdotes and test cases from his fellow researchers, news events and the imaginary world of literature and entertainment, Zaki makes a vital case for 'fighting for kindness.' . . . If he's right--and after reading The War for Kindness, you'll probably think so--Zaki's work is right on time." -- San Francisco Chronicle "In this landmark book, Jamil Zaki gives us a revolutionary perspective on empathy: Empathy can be developed, and, when it is, people, relationships, organizations, and cultures are changed." --Carol Dweck, author of Mindset
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APA Citation (style guide)

Zaki, J. (2019). The war for kindness: building empathy in a fractured world. First Edition. New York: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Zaki, Jamil, 1980-. 2019. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. New York: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Zaki, Jamil, 1980-, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. New York: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Zaki, Jamil. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. First Edition. New York: Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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ISBN:
9780451499240 (hardcover), 0451499247 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographic references (pages [197]-251) and index.
Description
A Stanford psychologist offers a bold new understanding of empathy, revealing it to be a skill, not a fixed trait, and showing, through science and stories, how we can all become more empathetic.