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Reading allows us to belong to fictitious groups (via A Man With A Ph.D.)

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It is amazing why they need to research this. Just go to an Anime convention and tell me they don’t believe they are psychologically part of a community.

How Reading Expands the Sense of Self [Via Big Think] New psychological research out of the University of Buffalo demonstrates how, “When we read, we psychologically become part of the community described in the narrative—be they wizards or vampires. That mechanism satisfies the deeply human, evolutionarily crucial, need for belonging.” [More] This fits with my previous post – about how expanded our caring circles are compared with ot … Read More

via A Man With A Ph.D.