In-groups, out-groups, empathy, altruism, parochialism and disparity – but not necessarily hate

However, it can come across like that on the disadvantaged side of exclusive solidarity:

The Neuroscience of Hate: Rebecca Saxe from the Petrie-Flom Center’s channel on Vimeo.

I find this talk very enlightening, also with regard to my own situation as a migrant in the UK. I will have to do some thinking about how I can apply this knowledge.

What Rebecca Saxe calls parochialism, I call exclusive solidarity (as opposed to inclusive solidarity). Rebecca Saxe’s talk also explains that scarcity – imagined or real, as opposed to having an abundance mindset – causes it. Parochialism. When you’re afraid that there won’t be enough for all, you will only want to look after your own.

In connection with this topic, this book by Kathleen Taylor, another neuroscientist, is very enlightening as well:

 

One thought on “In-groups, out-groups, empathy, altruism, parochialism and disparity – but not necessarily hate

  1. Turns out that an unexpected party has something to do with the break-ins.

    In fact, several groups of people have been targeting me for various reasons, some to have some “fun” (in which cultural differences play a role), some for other reasons that I won’t go into here, but also some for malicious reasons. A much clearer picture is starting to emerge as a result (1 August: or so I thought, sigh.).

    One group has meanwhile backed off, since a while ago because those people did it openly. (They were the only ones who did it openly, come to think of it.)

    Ya can’t make this stuff up…

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