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Texting to Promote Empathy


Can texting build a sense of empathy with others? It’s an important question, argues Sara Konrath, principal investigator for the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR) and John Templeton Foundation grantee. Every second, thousands of tweets are posted and hundreds of thousands of text messages are sent. But what is the emotional and personal impact of this virtual communication and, if negative, can it be changed?

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