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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:50 PM

She's world-renowned for studying empathy. Her colleagues say she's an intimidating bully.

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
August 12 at 4:53 PM

If there is anyone who knows the potentially devastating effects of hurt feelings, it is Tania Singer.

The 48-year-old neuroscientist has spent her career looking at the physical, social, even economic benefits of making people more empathetic. She has mapped the brains of people watching their loved ones experiencing pain, for example, and sought scientific answers to questions about the roots of good and evil that have puzzled humans since the dawn of sentience.

One of Singer's goals, she wrote in a 2013 book about compassion training, was to “support the development of a more caring and sustainable society. … With this book, we aspire to bring more attention to compassion in our society. "

But recently, the attention has focused on Singer's lab in Leipzig, Germany — and what former colleagues say is a pattern of bullying and intimidation from one of the world's foremost researchers on empathy.


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Reply She's world-renowned for studying empathy. Her colleagues say she's an intimidating bully. (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 2018 OP
Bradshaw3 Aug 2018 #1

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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 11:52 PM

1. I'm sorry but that is just funny

I worked at a reasearch institute and this doesn't surprise me - except for her area of study. I kenw a researcher in empathic design, one who was loved by her students.

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