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Empathy and social capital An aspect of the cognitive dimension of social capital

At its core, empathy enables individuals to comprehend and resonate with the emotions and experiences of others. It enables us to internalise the conditions of another person or group of people, allowing decisions to be made simultaneously in their own interests as well as in the interests of others (Robison, 2023a). Strong empathy forms the […]

Empowerment and social capital An aspect of the cognitive dimension of social capital

Empowerment plays a pivotal role in the context of social capital, acting as a catalyst for positive change and collective well-being within a community. Its significance lies in its ability to enhance individual agency, foster a sense of community efficacy, and contribute to the overall resilience and vibrancy of social connections. Empowerment involves individuals feeling […]

Shared narratives An aspect of the cognitive dimension of social capital

Export Reference Download PDF Print Shared narratives are commonly mentioned as elements of the cognitive dimension of social capital. The other dimensions of social capital being the structural and relational dimensions. This conceptualisation, distinguishing between structural, relational, and cognitive dimensions, is one of the major approaches to social capital. This approach was systematically explored and […]

Shared goals, shared purpose, shared vision An aspect of the cognitive dimension of social capital

Export Reference Download PDF Print Shared goals and shared purpose are commonly mentioned as elements of the cognitive dimension of social capital. The other dimensions of social capital being the structural and relational dimensions. This conceptualisation, distinguishing between structural, relational, and cognitive dimensions, is one of the major approaches to social capital. This approach was […]

Shared language and codes An aspect of the cognitive dimension of social capital

Export Reference Download PDF Print Shared language is commonly mentioned as one of the elements of the cognitive dimension of social capital. The other dimensions of social capital being the structural and relational dimensions. This conceptualisation, distinguishing between structural, relational, and cognitive dimensions, is one of the major approaches to social capital. This approach was […]

Social capital at different levels and dimensions A typology of social capital

Export Reference Download PDF Print Social capital has been criticised for being incredibly broad and potentially related to everything, a kind of catch-all. It is often treated differently in different contexts and at different levels of analysis. Some authors treat social capital as a private good, some as a public good, and others as having […]

What is Cognitive Social Capital?

Cognitive social capital is a dimension of social capital that relates to resources providing shared representations, interpretations, and systems of meaning among parties. It is the cognitive schemes and systems of meaning as exhibited in common vocabulary and narratives. Cognitive social capital is the shared language and codes that provide the foundation for communication. Cognitive […]

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