Evolutionary history

Thanks to evolutionary science we now know that humans are wired for compassion. From the earliest care relationships between a parent and their child, this motive has developed into one that binds the human species.


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The foundations of compassion and related social emotions

Klimecki, O.M., & Singer, T.; J.R. Doty, M. Worline, E. Simon-Thomas, D. Cameron and S. Brown (Eds.)

The psychological differences between compassion and empathy

Singer, T., & Klimecki, O.M.

A 101 on the psychological basis of compassion

Klimecki, O., & Singer, T.; Toga, A.W. (Ed.)

Compassion involves an understanding of suffering coupled with the desire to alleviate it

Cassell, E. J.


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