Empathy is a natural phenomenon in humans that promotes social cohesion and group formation. But what happens when that process becomes faulty? Intergroup empathy can be a mechanism that underlies racism and prejudice. Understanding this process and some of the biases that our minds can engage in can be helpful in counteracting these harmful thought processes.
- Identify how empathy promotes group living and social cohesion.
- Define intergroup empathy bias and identify how this impacts interactions with others.
- List strategies for decreasing intergroup empathy bias.
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