Transportation into a story increases empathy, prosocial behavior, and perceptual bias toward fearful expressions

@article{Johnson2012TransportationIA,
  title={Transportation into a story increases empathy, prosocial behavior, and perceptual bias toward fearful expressions},
  author={D. Johnson},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  year={2012},
  volume={52},
  pages={150-155}
}
  • D. Johnson
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Abstract Theorists from diverse disciplines purport narrative fiction serves to foster empathic development and growth. In two studies, participants’ subjective, behavioral, and perceptual responses were observed after reading a short fictional story. In study 1, participants who were more transported into the story exhibited higher affective empathy and were more likely to engage in prosocial behavior. In study 2, reading-induced affective empathy was related to greater bias toward subtle… CONTINUE READING
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