Book Excerpt! Social Empathy: The Art of Understanding Others (preface)

Elizabeth Segal’s groundbreaking work on social empathy explains how we can expand our capacity to appreciate the social contexts and lived experiences of diverse others. Given growing diversity and urbanization in countries worldwide, this book could not be more timely or urgent for strengthening public problem-solving and enhancing our collective wellbeing.

~ William M. Snyder, coauthor of Cultivating Communities of Practice

In Social Empathy: The Art of Understanding Others, Elizabeth A. Segal explains how we can develop our ability to understand one another and have compassion toward different social groups. A useful explanation of an often misunderstood concept, it brings together sociology, psychology, social work, and cognitive neuroscience to illustrate how to become better advocates for justice.

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