Empathy: What it is and Why it Matters

Author(s) : David Howe

Empathy: What it is and Why it Matters

Book Details

  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 240
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 33859
  • ISBN 13 : 9781137276421
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137276

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Empathy is key to good relationships. In its absence, behaviour becomes puzzling, even dangerous. David Howe's fascinating new book examines what empathy is, why we have it and how it develops. He explores the important part empathy plays in child development and therapeutic work as well as its significance for how society organises itself.

About the Author(s)

David Howe is Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He was founding editor of the Blackwell Science Journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001) and is author of many books, including: Attachment Theory for Social Work Practice; Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support; Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention; and The Emotionally Intelligent Social Worker.

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