Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:45
To what extent do people place identity with or against robots? Can we take a robot’s perspective? Do we see robots as moral beings?
Xuan Zhao, who studies perspective taking, empathy, and prosocial behaviors, launched the session by highlighting the theoretical and practical relevance of examining human-robot interaction.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:45
Have you ever told a friend experiencing a troubling situation “I know exactly how you feel”?
This empathic response is usually driven by a connection we’ve made with our own similar experiences. Having “been there”, we believe we know what it’s like to be them. But do we really?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 15:52
A homeless person approaches you during the lunch hour, appealing for a few dollars to buy lunch. You are moved to help, but you have a choice—you could either give the person a portion of your own sandwich to eat, or give them cash. Which would you prefer?
Now, consider a second scenario. Your friend approaches you at lunch, also appealing for a few dollars. Would you give to your friend part of your sandwich or the money?
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:55
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 15:13
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:16
In this week's roundup we catch up from the Thanksgiving weekend, with posts on giving, happiness, and persuasion. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.