Culture of Empathy Builder:
Piercarlo Valdesolo &
Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Science
Piercarlo Valdesolo is
an Assistant Professor of
Psychology and head of
the Moral Emotions and Trust Lab at
Claremont McKenna College. "I study the role of emotions in social and moral decision making. My
research program investigates the role of emotion in social judgment, with
a specific focus on how affective processes shape moral decisions and
prosocial/antisocial behavior at both the individual and intergroup levels."
Piercarlo has two
main lines of research. One focuses on the role of synchronous movement
in arousing prosocial emotional responses. Two is on the psychological biases that contribute to unethical decision making and corruption within institutions and organizations.
One way Piercarlo says we can build empathy is by being more open and revealing more of
Compassion Research Day at Facebook HQ -
July 11, 2012
Supporting the 900+ million people who use Facebook is a big challenge
and we have found that understanding the science of how people relate is
essential in building tools that help people.
Over the last six months we've partnered with great researchers in the
field of communicating
emotion and social-emotional learning. We would like to share data and
discuss what we've learned, host some of the best researchers in the
field of compassion research as well as a teacher and the youth he works
with for our summer Compassion Research Day on July 11th.
The day is open to the public, if you know someone building tools that
help communication between people, work with teachers who help with
conflict resolution, or are interested in the science of how we relate,
please invite them to come along.
1:15pm - 2:15pm -
The Social Tuning of Compassion
What triggers, or tempers, our compassion for others? Though many have
thought of compassion as a stable trait, this talk will highlight the
very subtle ways in which our noble intuitions can be turned on and off,
connecting and disconnecting us from one another at the flip of a
Piercarlo Valdesolo, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Claremont
McKenna College in Claremont, CA.