Barriers to Compassion

Click on the links below to learn about three related cognitive biases: Psychic NumbingPseudoinefficacy, and Prominence Bias, or visit our Take Action page to learn how you can combat these obstacles to compassion.

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psychic numbing

Why do we respond to the needs of "the one," but not of "the many"? 

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pseudoinefficacy

Why do we lose interest in helping if we can't help everyone?

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prominence bias

What prevents us from acting in the face of mass atrocities?