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NEWS
  • Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction

    By Gabe Bergado, Arts.Mic They tend to be more empathetic toward others. It's not news that reading has countless benefits: Poetry stimulates parts of the brain linked to memory and sparks self-reflection; kids who read the Harry Potter books tend to be better people . But what about people who only...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The greatest magic of Harry Potter: Reducing prejudice (2014)

    Abstract: Recent research shows that extended contact via story reading is a powerful strategy to improve out-group attitudes. We conducted three studies to test whether extended contact through reading the popular best-selling books of Harry Potter improves attitudes toward stigmatized groups (immigrants...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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DISCUSSIONS
  • Planting Seeds of Wisdom Part 2: Can Schools Teach Wisdom?

    By Brenda Huskey Some say that wisdom cannot be taught, and that wisdom may be gained only through a life-time of learning through real-world experience. Yet if wisdom can be learned , it can be taught . But how? (Sternberg, 2001; Reznitskaya & Sternberg, 2004). The wisest of teachers have always...
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