Becoming a vampire without being bitten: A new study shows that reading expands our self-concepts

Very informative piece on how the reader becomes one with the community created by the writer.

In an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Gabriel and graduate student Ariana Young show what that something is: 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.

 

Check out the complete article: Becoming a vampire without being bitten: A new study shows that reading expands our self-concepts.

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