April 22, 2020

"Whoever studies today, his life is bracketed by two crises. September 11, 2001 is associated with early childhood. Today, the Corona crisis is shaping studies like no other event before. We know from past crises that they are mostly over when a narrative that summariz...

April 9, 2020

Fritz Breithaupt explores the social distancing, empathy, and human connection throughout history in this article in The Conversation Science and Technology section. 

"Social distancing is vital in the present moment. While the increased isolation and spacing of the new...

March 28, 2020

An interview with Fritz Breithaupt discussing empathy in the COVID-19 pandemic. "The first shock seems to be over. Quite a few may have felt like they were in a catastrophe film in the past ten days, certainly fueled by a certain thrill of excitement and electrified by...

August 5, 2019

Aaron Cain discusses Breithaupt's new book, The Dark Sides of Empathy, in a podcast with author Fritz Breithaupt. 

"In his latest book, The Dark Sides of Empathy, Breithaupt explains that empathy is a relatively new concept. The term only emerged in 1909, when it w...

July 27, 2019

"I recently showed a YouTube clip to my class of 100+ college students, where a high-schooler complained bitterly about how hard he had to work. He claimed he would need to toil until 9 pm that night to complete his homework, and he doubted he could pull it off. The st...

June 30, 2019

ZDF, the German Public Television station, features Fritz Breithaupt in a primetime story by Peter Kunz about the dark sides of empathy. 

"Why do we show concern in some situations - and not in others? Empathy also has to do with fear and pity, explains empathy res...

April 14, 2019

Check out NPR's interview on the podcast Invisibilia with Fritz Breithaupt about the dark sides of empathy!

November 26, 2017

As Thanksgiving break comes to a close, we at Fritz's lab hope that everyone has enjoyed their holiday!

Speaking of ends, the semester is rapidly approaching its own but we are still as busy as always!

Back in August, Professor Breithaupt published an article for his "As...

November 3, 2017

Last week we said goodbye to our lab member Tobias, who is still working on further constructions of the recent "Click-Bait" Study. He spent a year with us at Indiana University with a post-doc fellowship and is now back in Belgium. He is missed!

Tobias left with these...

October 6, 2017

Fall has hit Bloomington with weekend rain and finally a few colored leaves, which we're taking as indicators to continue working on projects regarding empathy, affect studies, and side-taking. Results forthcoming.

Professor Breithaupt shared a beautiful visualizat...

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