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Overcoming Bias : Stories Are Like Religion
"Small children (age 4-6) who were exposed to a large number of children’s books and films had a significantly stronger ability to read the mental and emotional states of other people. … The more absorbed subjects were in the story, the more empathy they felt, and the more empathy they felt, the more likely the subjects were to help when the experimenter “accidentally” dropped a handful of pens… Reading narrative fiction … fosters empathic growth and prosocial behavior. …"
story  via:lukeneff  empathy  books  childrensbooks  storytelling  fiction  social  behavior  prosocialbehavior  children  reading  stories  childrensliterature 
may 2012 by robertogreco

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