For folks wanting to watch a video on understanding evolutionary empathy, go to THIS LINK. It’s a reproduction of my WSU TEDx talk that explains how we manage the complexity crisis through empathy. Do remember that I am a mechanical/aerospace professor — so the example is one from aerospace! But one with larger dimensions and implications — ranging from an explanation of Needham’s Dilemma — why China fell so far behind the West in technology, to how W. Edwards Deming flipped the social structure of Japan, and helped create the modern-day company that we know as Toyota.
I’ll be posting some other videos “soon” as my wife is after me to make more podcasts and such. I do know that some of my text can be a little tough, and I’m hoping my explanations are more helpful. But hey — it beats being told that one psychology experiment leads to some universal truth. You want comprehensive understanding– well, it takes a little work!