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Reading Literary Fiction Improves Emotional Skills

Reading Literary Fiction Improves Emotional Skills

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“Researchers at the New School for Social Research in New York have done their second study that found that people that read literary fiction are more empathetic than people that read pop fiction.”

The British Psychological Association has more details:

There was a clear pattern in the findings—the more literary fiction authors that participants recognised, the better they tended to perform on the emotional recognition test, and this association held even after statistically accounting for the influence of other factors that might be connected to both emotion skills and reading more literary fiction, such as past educational attainment, gender and age.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2016, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

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