Attending live theatre improves empathy, changes attitudes, and leads to pro-social behavior

  title={Attending live theatre improves empathy, changes attitudes, and leads to pro-social behavior},
  author={Steve Rathje and Leor M Hackel and Jamil Zaki},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
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