What is “COMPASSION FADE?”

A Cognitive Bias of the Corona Virus PandemicCourtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPLanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Compassion Fade is a cognitive bias that predisposes people to behave more compassionately towards a small number of identifiable victims than to a large number of anonymous ones.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

It is the psychological explanation to the known phenomenon alluded to by Joseph Stalin in his famous quote “The death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic”.

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LINK: https://www.publichealthpost.org/research/compassion-fade/

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One Response

  1. Empathy Gap:

    Underestimating how you’ll behave when you’re “hot” (angry/aroused/rushed), caused by the inability to accurately foresee how your body’s physical response to situations (dopamine, adrenaline, etc.) will influence decision-making.

    DEM

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