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Bullying

The empathy gap has also been an important idea in research about the causes of bullying.[10]:IV In one study examining a central theory that, “only by identifying with a victim’s social suffering can one understand its devastating effects,”[11] researchers created five experiments. The first four examined the degree to which participants in a game who were not excluded […]

Empathy gap

A hot-cold empathy gap is a cognitive bias in which people underestimate the influences of visceral drives on their own attitudes, preferences, and behaviors.[1] The most important aspect of this idea is that human understanding is “state-dependent”. For example, when one is angry, it is difficult to understand what it is like for one to be calm, and vice versa; when […]

Braggarts genuinely underestimate others’ negative reactions to their bragging

“Bragging is probably just the tip of the iceberg of the self-destructive things we do in the service of self-promotion.” — George Loewenstein Published in Psychological Science, Irene Scopelliti, George Loewenstein and Joachim Vosgerau wanted to find out why so many people frequently get the trade-off between self-promotion and modesty wrong. They found that self-promoters overestimate how […]

The Braggart

We can recognise the insecurity behind the boasting, insists Dr. Susan Whitbourne, Professor Emerita of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, by noticing four signs: The braggart tries to make you feel insecure about yourself. In fact, they are probably projecting their insecurities onto others in order to be able to […]

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