Meet a psychological phenomenon known as psychic numbing, the idea that “the more people die, the less we care”. We not only become numb to the significance of increasing numbers, but our compassion can actually fade as numbers increase.

What makes people stop caring? The death of an individual can have a powerful effect on our emotions, but as numbers rise so does our indifference. Why? “If I look at the mass I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” These are the words of a woman whose acts of …

Meet a psychological phenomenon known as psychic numbing, the idea that “the more people die, the less we care”. We not only become numb to the significance of increasing numbers, but our compassion can actually fade as numbers increase. Read More »