Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, Recommended Reading



Brown, Brené. “Brené Brown on Empathy.” Dec. 2013. Youtube video, 2:53. Dec. 2013. 


Gokcigdem, Elif. “Designing for Empathy.Dimensions. Nov./Dec. 2018.

Konrath, Sara. “Sample Empathy Interventions“. May 2021

Lanzoni, Susan. “Why empathy is the key to dismantling white racism.” The Washington Post. Feb. 2019.

Wu, Terry. “Empathy and Stress Reduction”. May 2021.

Zaki, Jamil. “Fighting the Empathy Deficit: How the Arts Can Make Us More Compassionate.” KQED Arts. Sep. 2015.


Borba, Michele. Unselfie – Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-about-me World. Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Gokcigdem, Elif M. Fostering Empathy through Museums. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Gokcigdem, Elif M. Designing for Empathy: Perspectives on the Museum Experience. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Gordon, Mary. Roots of Empathy: Changing the World, Child by Child. Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2012.

Krznaric, Roman. Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It. New York, NY: Perigee, 2015.

Lanzoni, Susan. Empathy: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

Riess, Helen. Empathy Effect: Seven Neuroscience-Based Keys for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and Connect Across Differences. Sounds True, Incorporated, 2018.

Zaki, Jamil. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. London: Robinson, 2019.