Motivation, Capacity, and Limits of Compassion

In this lecture, Daryl Cameron, PhD, will present: “Motivation, Capacity, and the Limits of Compassion.” This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience. 

Daryl Cameron, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of North Carolina, and has been a Fellow at the Duke University Kenan Institute for Ethics, and at Stanford CCARE. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology in 2006 from the College of William & Mary. His research focuses on causes and consequences of empathy and compassion. In particular, he focuses on motivational factors that inhibit empathy toward large-scale crises (e.g., natural disasters, genocides) and stigmatized targets (e.g., drug addicts). His research is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 18:00
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC), Room 130
Event Sponsor: 
Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
(650) 721-6142


Free. Register here for access to seating before the event starts. Doors open at 5:30PM.

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