Friday, June 22, 2018

empathy -

Empathy (from Greek εμπάθεια meaning "physical attraction") is defined as a complex affective and cognitive response to the emotional distress of others. Empathy includes the ability to feel the emotional state of others, feel sympathetic and try to solve problems, and take the perspective of others. The word Empathy in English (Empathy) was discovered in 1909 by E.B. Titchener in an attempt to translate the German word "Einfühlungsvermögen", a new phenomenon explored by Theodor Lipps in the late 19th century. After that, it was translated back into German as "Empathie" and used there.