TY - CHAP A1 - Melike M. Fourie A2 - Sivenesi Subramoney A3 - Pumla Gobodo‚Äź Madikizela ED1 - Makiko Kondo Y1 - 2017-08-23 PY - 2017 T1 - A Less Attractive Feature of Empathy: Intergroup Empathy Bias N2 - Empathy, a basic ability for understanding persons holistically, building supportive relationships, and listening attentively, includes being with suffering persons, healing, and inducing catharsis in them. Therefore, it is necessary within occupations supporting humans: education, clinical psychology, nursing, early childhood care, welfare, and medicine. Conversely, there are individual differences in empathy, and promoting its development is difficult. In this book, we use interdisciplinary approaches to empathy; for example, we discuss a new intervention, physical and cross-cultural understanding of empathy, development of empathy, and applications in general and professional education. The significance of this book is its evidence-based interdisciplinary perspective in understanding empathy. BT - Empathy SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69287 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69287 SN - 978-953-51-3454-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-02-27 ER -