Research: Stereotypes and Books

Well well friends, it's been a while! But I am back to finally give you the conclusion to my research series (I know you have been eagerly awaiting it, after all). However, while there is much research about the benefits of counterstereotypes in literature, there is relatively little research about the impact of stereotypical representations … Continue reading Research: Stereotypes and Books

How Books Make Us More Empathetic (Research Part 2)

So if you didn’t see the first post about empathy, now may be a good time to read it here. Or not, I can’t tell you what to do. This post however is going to cover how narrative point of view and different genres may impact how fiction has the potential to increase empathy. There … Continue reading How Books Make Us More Empathetic (Research Part 2)

How Books Make Us More Empathetic (Research Part 1)

So, when I started my unit on empathy, what I expected to find out was “reading fiction makes people more empathetic” point blank period. And because nothing I think is simple is ever actually simple, I’m going to need a whole two blog posts to cover the complexity of empathy. Horray! You all get to … Continue reading How Books Make Us More Empathetic (Research Part 1)