Empathy Across Cultures and Contexts


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Empathy Across Cultures and Contexts

Monday, May 11, 2009

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Psychology Section



Juris G. Draguns (Penn State University)

Can empathy be communicated across cultural barriers, and what obstacles must be overcome in the process? These questions will be addressed in reference to assessment, counseling, and psychotherapy, and the potential role of empathy in fostering intercultural contacts and in investigating, and adjusting to, new and different cultures will be explored.

About the Speaker:

Juris Draguns is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University. Born in Latvia, he graduated from high school in Germany and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Latvia. Draguns is a recipient of American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. His interests in the relationship between culture and psychopathology and in improving communication between nations and cultures have coalesced into an abiding concern with how empathy may transcend cultural barriers.

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