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wolf yawn contangion
2014-09-01 03:30:40

Kayla Graham, PLOS Social bonds may increase yawning contagion between wolves Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues. Researchers suggest that contagious yawning may be linked to human capacity for empathy, but little evidence apart from studies on primates, exists that links contagious yawning to empathy in other animals....

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

empathy from fiction
2014-08-11 13:01:51

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Empathy is important for navigating complex social situations, and is considered a highly desirable trait. Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, discussed how exposure to narrative fiction may improve our ability to understand what other people are thinking or feeling in his session at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. Exposure to stories Many stories are about people - their mental...

Cheering Up A Friend With Low Self-Esteem Is Not Always What They Want
2014-06-25 05:07:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A friendship is usually built upon a mutual respect for one another and a willingness to offer advice and display empathy when one person or the other is going through a hard time. However, if you have formed a friendship with someone who suffers from low self-esteem, much of your empathy and advice for how to cheer up may likely be falling on deaf ears. According to a new study out of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier...

2014-06-10 12:25:43

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Examining thousands of open-text comments about good leaders and great leaders, a new study identifies key themes of exceptional leadership; at the core is a relationship that engages and supports team members. Lead author, Joshua Freedman, explains: "In business, 'empathy' is often seen as 'soft,' but the research makes it clear that exceptional leaders are highly empathic - as well as hard-headed. This blend of head+heart is key to...

narcissism and empathy
2014-05-31 05:30:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you know a narcissist or are one yourself, then you know how the condition leads to an inflated sense of self-importance combined with a deep need for admiration. At its root, narcissism is actually a cleverly constructed mask worn by those with a low or fragile self-esteem. Like the many other personality disorders, narcissistic personality disorder causes the affected to behave in a manner that limits their ability to function...

2014-05-23 23:10:03

In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Takeaways from the Empathy + Innovation Summit, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Takeaways from the Empathy + Innovation Summit, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Since Sunday, Carol has been at the Cleveland Clinic’s 5th Annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit. She thinks it is so...

2014-05-22 11:55:11

Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino (IDOR) An unprecedented research conducted by a group of neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to train brain patterns associated with empathic feelings – more specifically, tenderness. The research showed that volunteers who received neurofeedback about their own brain activity patterns whilst being scanned inside a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) machine were able to change brain network function of areas...

autism sense of touch
2014-05-22 07:53:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our sense of touch can be simply an awareness, such as picking up a spoon, or it can evoke powerful emotions, such as when we receive a gentle caress. A new study from Liverpool John Moores University describes a system of slowly conducting nerves in the skin that respond to those gentle caresses. Researchers are using a variety of scientific techniques to characterize these nerves. The new findings, published in Neuron, reveal...

2014-05-20 23:13:39

Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has helped hundreds of families and couples communicate effectively in high-intensity situations. She’s providing tips to lay the foundation of support and empathy, which is essential for communicating successfully and respectfully. San Diego, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Everyone has had times when communications deteriorate. Feelings are hurt. Both parties feel like they’re misunderstood and ultimately neither party feels like...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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