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Reading books and watching films makes you kinder in real life

July 20, 2016

International Business Times | July 19, 2016

Reading fiction novels may make people more empathetic, a psychologist has said. This is because readers identify and sympathise with the emotions and ideas of the characters, a skill which they can then reproduce in real life. Keith Oatley, a novelist and professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto investigates whether reading fiction improves people’s mental well-being and social interactions with others. Read more.