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Course: Empathy – Phenomenology, Stages, Techniques and Applications


UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IN PARAPSYCHOLOGY


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Empathy is the psychical influence of emotion via experient influence over the emotional basis of consciousness and the mental and physiological processes associated with a wide variety of emotional experiences. Emotions are defined as an episode, which suggests the concept of a dynamic process, of interrelated, synchronized changes in the states of all or most of the correlated organismic subsystems [e.g. central, neuroendocrine, and somatic nervous systems] in response to the evaluation of an external or internal stimulus event as relevant to major concerns of the organism. The function of emotion is speculated to include the evaluation of objects and events, system regulation, preparation and direction of action, communication of reaction and behavioral intention, and the monitoring of internal state and organism-environment interaction. Current thought leaders in regards to the psychology of emotions support a component process model of emotion involving cognitive, neurophysiological, motivational, motor expression, and subjective feeling components. In addition, empathy can involve the influence of affective phenomena such as moods. However, this appears to apply only when an element of telepathy or clairvoyance is involved, as affective phenomena such as moods involve more than just emotional content. It is an experient of empathic phenomena’s natural endowment in which enables their influence over emotion whether phenomena is the result of conscious or subconscious performance.

Course Admission Requirements: Anyone may enroll in an Introductory Course regardless of age, location, and prior education. For more information, please see Recommended Prerequisites and Academic & Career Expectations.


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Total Hours: Varies per course

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Course Enrollment Period: 90 days per course

Course Fees: $25 Certificate Fee (optional)


Course Developer: Theresa M. Kelly


:: Course 104-A – Models of Empathy I: Empathic Phenomenology

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This course addresses the Phenomenology of Empathy, i.e. the three modes of Empathy. These include: Empathic Simulation, which is defined as “a case in which an individual’s emotional experience appears to directly produce a similar emotional experience in someone else without the intervention of the five senses,” includes the topics of Emotional Contagion, Mood Linkage, Tense Information, and the Mechanistic Properties of “Sharing”: Empathic Interaction, which is defined as “the direct causal influence of an emotional experience of another individual without the intervention of the five senses:” and the topics of Tense Information, and the Mechanistic Properties of “Compelling;” and Empathic Clairvoyant Cognition, which is defined as “the phenomenologically indirect knowledge of the collective emotional experience of a large group or population via Nature,” and includes the topics of Emotional Climate, Tense Information, and the Mechanistic Properties of “Knowing.” In addition, this course addresses the Temporal Phenomenology of Empathy i.e. Contemporaneous/Real-Time Clairvoyant Empathy, and includes the topics of a Real-Time Search-Based System Model, and Neurophysiological Correlates and Empathy.

Credits for this course are transferable to Course 104-A for Empathy-Based Program, i.e. this is the fourth course of Empathy-Based Programs offered by the University of Alternative Studies. Upon course completion with a passing average, a personalized digital certificate of course completion will be issued via email. This course is more beneficial when taken secondary to our Introduction to Parapsychology and Introduction to Extrasensory Perception courses.

1 Month Course | 4.5 Weeks

Total Hours (Reading): 1.10 | Total Hours (Assignments): 1.45


Course Fees: $25 Certificate Fee (optional)

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:: Course 104-B – Models of Empathy II: Empathic Stages and Techniques

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This course addresses intentional Empathic experiences i.e. instances when the empathist is consciously aware of the need to influence and the act of influencing. This course breaks down what areas of life an empathists can excel in via intentional empathic ability, and breaks down empathic processes into several stages assumed required for each empathic type (e.g. initiation, selection, exploration, formulation, collection, and search closure). Addresses Emotional Intelligence as a technique for all empathic types and addresses the following topics: Defining Emotions, Types of Emotions (utilitarian emotions, aesthetic emotions, collective emotions, and basic and animal emotions), Features of Emotion (event focus, appraisal driven, response synchronization, rapidity of change, behavioral impact, intensity, and duration), Defining Affective Phenomena (preferences, attitudes, moods, affective dispositions, and interpersonal stance). In addition, this course addresses Emotional Regulation including the topics Emotional Dysregulation, Suppression, Detachment, and Empathic Fatigue. Techniques and Strategies for Emotional Regulation include: Antecedent-Focused Strategies, Response-Focused Strategies, and Energetic-Regulation as a strategy. Techniques for Empathic Simulation include Positive Thinking and Speaking, and Focused Listening. Techniques for Empathic Interaction include Eye-Fixation Induction, and Termination of Induction. Techniques for Empathic Clairvoyant Cognition include Emotion Mapping.

Credits for this course are transferable to Course 104-B for Empathy-Based Programs, i.e. this is the fifth course of Empathy-Based Programs offered by the University of Alternative Studies. Upon course completion with a passing average, a personalized digital certificate of course completion will be issued via email. This course is more beneficial when taken secondary to our Empathy Course 104-A, Introduction to Parapsychology and Introduction to Extrasensory Perception courses.

1 Month Course | 4.5 Weeks

Total Hours (Reading): 2.10 | Total Hours (Assignments): 2.0


Course Fees: $25 Certificate Fee (optional)

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:: Course 104-C – Models of Empathy III: Empathic Therapeutic and Experimental Applications

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This course addresses practical applications in regards to Empathy including therapeutic and experimental applications. Therapeutic applications addressed include Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Group Psychotherapy. Course includes an overview of types of therapy, relative factors of therapy associated with empathic professional practice, and several relative therapeutic techniques. This course addresses experimental Empathy including experimental effects such as; the experimenter effect, position and decline effects, differential effects, displacement, effects in post hoc analysis, and addresses the improvement role of feedback. In addition, research methods are addressed including qualitative research analysis, quantitative research analysis, and probabilistic research analysis. Also addressed are experimental targets for Empathy including intuition-based targets for emotions and affective phenomena, and emotional evoking targets. Experimental applications addressed include a brief overview of procedural techniques, forced-choice methods including: Emotion Wheels and Emotion Appraisal Questionnaires, and free -response methods including: Affective Label Coders. Course continues with methods involving Joint Meditation (e.g. synchronized chanting, rhythmic music, brainwave entrainment, and dual emotionally evoking visual testing), Sensory Deprivation, which addresses the five levels of hallucination (i.e. visual noise, light/dark flashes, colorful visuals and hypnagogic hallucinations, objects and environments, and overriding of physical perception). Also addressed is the Ganzfeld simulation experiment and a Peripheral Physiological and EEG Experiment for the exploration of emotional processing.

Credits for this course are transferable to Course 104-C for Empathy-Based Programs, i.e. this is the sixth course of Empathy-Based Programs offered by the University of Alternative Studies. Upon course completion with a passing average, a personalized digital certificate of course completion will be issued via email. This course is more beneficial when taken secondary to our Empathy Courses 104-A&B, Introduction to Parapsychology and Introduction to Extrasensory Perception courses.

1 Month Course | 4.5 Weeks

Total Hours (Reading): 1.8 | Total Hours (Assignments): 3.5


Course Fees: $25 Certificate Fee (optional)

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:: Curriculum

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EMP104-A
Models of Empathy I – Empathic Phenomenology
  1. The Phenomenology of Empathy
    1. Empathic Simulation
      1. Emotional Contagion
      2. Mood Linkage
      3. Tense Information
      4. Mechanistic Properties of “Sharing”
    2. Empathic Interaction
      1. Tense Information
      2. Mechanistic Properties of “Compelling”
    3. Empathic Clairvoyant Cognition
      1. Emotional Climate
      2. Mechanistic Properties of “Knowing”
    4. Temporal Phenomenology
      1. Contemporaneous Clair-Empathy
        1. Real-Time Search-Based System Model
        2. Neurophysiological Correlates and Empathy
EMP104A-10S2 (C) – Course Four A

EM104-B

Models of Empathy II – Intentional Empathic Experiences and Techniques

  1. Emotional Intelligence
    1. Defining Emotions
    2. Types of Emotions
      1. Utilitarian Emotions
      2. Aesthetic Emotions
      3. Collective Emotions
      4. Basic and Animal Emotions

      Features of Emotion

      1. Event Focus
      2. Appraisal Driven
      3. Response Synchronization
      4. Rapidity of Change and Behavioral Impact
      5. Intensity and Duration
    3. Defining Affective Phenomena
      1. Preferences
      2. Attitudes
      3. Moods
      4. Affective Dispositions
      5. Interpersonal Stance
    4. Emotional Regulation
      1. Emotional Dysregulation
      2. Emotional Suppression
      3. Emotional Detachment
      4. Empathic Fatigue
  2. Techniques and Strategies
    1. Emotional Regulation
      1. Antecedent-Focused Strategy
      2. Response-Focused Strategy
      3. Energetic -Regulation Strategy
    1. Empathic Simulation
      1. Process Stages
      2. Positive Thinking and Speaking
      3. Focused Listening
    2. Empathic Interaction
      1. Process Stages
      2. Eye-Fixation Induction
      3. Terminating Induction
    3. Empathic Cognition
      1. Process Stages
      1. Emotion Mapping
EMP104B-10S2 (C) – Course Four B

EM104-C

Models of Empathy III – Therapeutic and Experimental Applications

  1. Psychoanalysis
  2. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  3. Behavioral Therapy
  4. Cognitive Therapy
  5. Hypnotherapy
  6. Group Psychotherapy
  7. Experimental Empathy
    1. Experimental Effects
      1. Experimenter Effect
      2. Position and Decline Effects
      3. Differential Effect
      4. Displacement
      5. Variance Effect
      6. Effects in Post Hoc Analyses
      7. Improvement Role Feedback
    2. Research Methods
      1. Qualitative Research Analysis
      2. Quantitative Research Analysis
      3. Probabilistic Research Analysis
  8. Experimental Applications
    1. Empathic Experimental Targets
    2. Profiling and Measuring Emotions
    3. Intuition-Based Targets – Emotion and Affect
      1. Emotional Evoking Targets
    4. Procedural Methods and Techniques
      1. Forced Choice Methods
        1. Emotion Wheels
        2. Emotion Appraisal Questionnaires
      2. Free Response Methods
        1. Affective Label Coders
      3. Joint Meditation
        1. Synchronized Breathing
        2. Synchronized Chanting
        3. Rhythmic Music
        4. Brainwave Entrainment
        5. Dual Emotionally Evoking Visual Testing
      4. Sensory Deprivation
        1. Level1: Visual Noise
        2. Level 2: Light/Dark Flashes
        3. Level 3: Colorful Visuals and Hypnagogic Hallucinations
        4. Level 4: Objects and Environments
        5. Level 5: Overriding of Physical Perception
        1. Ganzfeld Simulation Experiment
      5. Peripheral Physiological and EEG Experiment
EMP104C-10S2 (C) – Course Four

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