Is someone accurate when he or she says they are empathetic? We can divide ourselves into two groups. One group uses reason and logic and the other uses intuitive reasoning when making empathetic decisions. The new research presented by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay whom engaged in a radio broadcast on Wisconsin Public radio-NPR says that a person’s intuitive reactions and instantaneous decisions may not always be accurate. This type of thought process is known as systematic cognition.
The other type of thinking is known as deliberate cognition. This type is involved in focus, deliberation, reasoning, or analysis, for example, when a is person feeling cheerful or worried about a situation; you, the listener, can show someone that you care about what he or she is going through in life. In other words, when you think deliberately, you make time for the event.
Most of the time our nonconscious thinking serves us well, however, there very often are moments when we are driven and rely on are stereotypes and prejudices when making emotional decisions. Those stereotypes and prejudices behavior are often an automatic process because we as humans find different ways to save time and effort when negotiating the social world.
Some clear take away messages are that one has to discern from this broadcast is to go beyond one’s systematic thinking and engage in our conversations connectiveness with one another. A person should try to dig deep into asking questions to show one’s compassion. A job well done Dr. Gurung on NPR.