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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy: Study

Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy: Study

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/reading-literary-fiction-improves-empathy-study_b80637

“The Scientific American has the story:

When study participants read non-fiction or nothing, their results were unimpressive. When they read excerpts of genre fiction, such as Danielle Steel’s The Sins of the Mother, their test results were dually insignificant. However, when they read literary fiction, such as The Round House by Louise Erdrich, their test results improved markedly—and, by implication, so did their capacity for empathy.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 31, 2013, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized