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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.

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

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.