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ERIC Number: ED186833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-7
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
From Empathy to Kenepathy.
Stimac, Michele
Laboratory method defines empathy colloquially as the ability "to get into another person's shoes," yet very often, empathy training concentrates only on understanding another's feelings. Empathy training should go beyond the ability to understand feelings. Kenepathy is a term which has been coined to broaden the accepted application of 'empathy,' expanding it to include feelings, experience, ideas, prejudices, and other cognitive data. Trainees asked to kenepathize are called upon to grasp the multiple forces in a person'a life space and come closer to a real understanding of what that person is trying to communicate. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kenepathy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors (63rd, Washington, DC, April 4-7, 1979).