The Psychology of Blame: Another Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person

The last time we checked in with Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, we learned all about the difference between sympathy and empathy, and why empathy is much more meaningful in the end. Now, in a sequel to that first video, we discover an important barrier to empathy — blame. Can you relate? Both videos come from RSA (the Royal Society of the Arts), the same cultural organization that brought us those whiteboard animations illustrating lectures by Slavoj Zizek, Steven PinkerBarbara Ehrenreich, and others. You can watch Brown’s complete (unanimated) lecture here.

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