Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding
The aim of the research project "Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding" is to contribute to this current debate by investigating two questions: 1) What is empathy and what role does it play in interpersonal understanding? 2) To what extent does interpersonal understanding presuppose a common social and cultural background? The project will run from 2011-2016 and is funded by VELUX FONDEN.
Read about the individual projects which are a part of the research project
"Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding".
Head of project, professor Dan Zahavi
Postdoc John Michael
Postdoc Joona Taipale
Postdoc Thomas Szanto
PhD Fellow James Jardine
PhD Fellow Adam Farley
John Michael describes his project on social expertise, in particular focusing on a recent study involving people with Möbius Syndrome, who benefited from a social skills intervention.