Culture of Empathy Builder: Elizabeth Segal
Elizabeth A. Segal is professor, School
of Social Work,
Arizona State University
'Dr. Elizabeth A. Segal is a social policy analyst with a background in
professional social work. She currently holds the position of Professor
in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. Segal’s current research is on social empathy, the
application of empathic insights into creating better social welfare
policies and programs. She has begun work on creating a compendium of
methods to teach social empathy and an instrument to measure people’s
inclination towards social empathy. '
Social Empathy Center
The art of understanding others to build a better world
'Dr. Segal’s current research is on social empathy, the application
of empathic insights into creating better social welfare policies and
programs. She has begun work on creating a compendium of methods to
teach social empathy and an instrument to measure people’s inclination
towards social empathy. The goal is to develop the instrument to use it
as a future tool to gauge the effectiveness of the teaching methods.'
Blog on Psychology Today
What We Say Matters
Words express our emotions, what we are thinking and
feeling. Those emotions are read by others, and influence how others
respond to us. Our words matter.
Empathy for Immigrants
Have you ever wondered about your ancestors and what was it like for
them to come to this country? Now use empathy to imagine that they
were coming today.
When We Don’t Apologize
Mistakes happen. How do we get past them and repair the
damage? Apologizing is an important way. And empathy plays a big part
in helping us apologize.
On the anniversary of Charlottesville, we are reminded
of how destructive a lack of social empathy can be.
The Building Blocks of Empathy
Human beings share the potential to experience the full
scope of empathy. We can all work to develop the building blocks that
lead to empathy.
If we step into the place of another we might feel
empathy, but not necessarily. Empathy is complex and takes a number of
unconscious and conscious abilities to make it happen.
Articles on Empathy
Teaching empathy: A model rooted in social
cognitive neuroscience and social justice. Journal of Social Work
We propose that a targeted and
structured explication of empathy is a useful, if not essential,
foundation for social work theory and practice. We outline a social
work framework for empathy, one that is rooted in an
interdisciplinary context, emphasizes recent findings in the field
of social cognitive neuroscience, and yet is embedded in a social
work context..., students can learn to use their knowledge, values,
and skills, informed by empathy, to take empathic action
Privilege through the lens of empathy. Reflections: Narratives of
Segal, E.A., Gerdes, K.E., Stromwall, L. & Napoli, M.
Importance of empathy for social work
practice: integrating new science.
Conceptualizing and measuring empathy: The need for clarity and
Measuring empathy in the 21st century:
development of an empathy index rooted in
social cognitive neuroscience and social justice.
Empathy Is More Than “I Hear You”
There is no one place in the brain where empathy happens.
Aug 02, 2018
"My goal in starting this blog is to share knowledge about the
complexity of empathy, to teach about the components that make up
empathy, to show how we can engage in better levels of interpersonal and
social empathy, and to explain why we would want to do that. With
greater levels of interpersonal and social empathy, we can relate better
to one another individually and in groups, and create public policies
that address societal concerns. Although empathy is complex and it takes
effort to fully learn how to be empathic, the reward for doing so is
great, for us and our communities. I look forward to sharing more about
what I have learned over the years."
On Social Empathy -
Elizabeth Segal 12-20-10 from
Social Economy Arizona