“Educating people to be empathetic could be an education for peace, bringing about a reduction in conflict and belligerent acts” the researcher concludes.
Using the library and reading fiction, among other educational books, can help in encouraging empathy in the reader and help to create a more peaceful community.
FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. “Empathy and violence have similar circuits in the brain, research suggests.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 April 2010.
Original journal referenced
Moya-Albiol, L., Herrero, N. y Bernal, M.C. Bases neuronales de la empatía. Revista de Neurología, 2010; 50 (2): 89-100