project . 2018 - 2021 . Closed

ChildEmp

Understanding children's empathy: an ethnographic study among the indigenous Runa of the Ecuadorian Amazon
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 746363 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 195,455 EURFunder Contribution: 195,455 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    12 Jan 2018
    End Date
    11 Jan 2021
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    Research Data: No
Description
The phenomenon of empathy is receiving growing interest in the European public sphere and scientific community. In particular, the question of how one learns to feel empathy towards the environment and the beings which inhabit it has been identified as a key issue to address at this time of environmental crisis.The proposed project investigates how empathy is learnt by children from an Amazonian indigenous community in Ecuador. It explores how and under what circumstances indigenous children in the Ecuadorian Amazon learn to perceive nonhuman entities as human-like and develop empathy towards them. Grounded upon my extended ethnographic knowledge of the region, ...
Description
The phenomenon of empathy is receiving growing interest in the European public sphere and scientific community. In particular, the question of how one learns to feel empathy towards the environment and the beings which inhabit it has been identified as a key issue to address at this time of environmental crisis.The proposed project investigates how empathy is learnt by children from an Amazonian indigenous community in Ecuador. It explores how and under what circumstances indigenous children in the Ecuadorian Amazon learn to perceive nonhuman entities as human-like and develop empathy towards them. Grounded upon my extended ethnographic knowledge of the region, ...
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