Articles: Building empathy by reading [fiction]

Djikic, M., Oatley, K., Zoeterman, S., & Peterson, J. B. (2009). On being moved by art: How reading fiction transforms the self. Creativity Research Journal, 21(1), 24-29.

Gabriel, S., & Young, A. F. (2011). Becoming a vampire without being bitten: The narrative collective-assimilation hypothesis. Psychological Science, 22(8), 990-994.

[Guardian UK article about Gabriel and Young’s study: Reading fiction ‘improves empathy,’ study finds (September 7, 2011)]

Kulbaga, T. A. (2008). Pleasurable pedagogies: Reading Lolita in Tehran and the rhetoric of empathy. College English, 70(5), 506-521.

Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., Hirsh, J., dela Paz, J., & Peterson, J. B. (2006). Bookworms versus nerds: Exposure to fiction versus non-fiction, divergent associations with social ability, and the simulation of fictional social worlds. Journal Of Research In Personality, 40(5), 694-712.

Mar, R. A., & Oatley, K. (2008). The function of fiction is the abstraction and simulation of social experience. Perspectives On Psychological Science, 3(3), 173-192.

Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., Djikic, M., & Mullin, J. (2011). Emotion and narrative fiction: Interactive influences before, during, and after reading. Cognition & Emotion, 25(5), 818-833.

Morson, G. (2011). The worlds of others. Journal Of Russian & East European Psychology, 49(2), 6-15.

Mottart, A., Vanhooren, S., Rutten, K., & Soetaert, R. (2009). Fictional narratives as didactical tools: Using Frank McCourt’s Teacher Man in pre-service teacher education.  Educational Studies, 35(5), 493-502.

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