How do the internet and media influence empathy? In this
In response to the recent data and these discussions, Fritz Breithaupt from IU Bloomington, will provide a short history of empathy as mediation and discuss the good and bad aspects of empathy in the digital age. In his comments, Jan Slaby from Freie Universität Berlin will voice some concerns about empathy as a basis for sociality and morality in general and reflect on how social media might amplify these problems - notably the bias towards in-group, close or well-known others. The audience will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion during the subsequent Q&A session moderated by Millicent Churcher.
The Freie Universität Berlin-Indiana University joint speaker series aims at bringing together scholars from both institutions to discuss current topics of global politics, stir scientific dialogue and research initiatives and trigger public debate.
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