Elizabeth Segal
Professor of Social Work, Arizona State University

Elizabeth Segal is a social policy analyst and professor of social work at Arizona State University. Her most recent book is Social Empathy: The Art of Understanding Others (2018). She lives in Phoenix.

Written by Elizabeth Segal

A refugee child being helped by aid workers at Tovarnik railway station in Croatia during the refugee crisis in Europe, 2015. Photo by Carlos Spottorno/Panos

Essay/
Social psychology
The case for empathy

In a world of difference we can – and should – work harder to cultivate subtle, perceptive empathy towards all human beings

Elizabeth Segal