Friday, October 04, 2013

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov


A new study reported in the New York Times found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.


Emanuele Castano, left, and David Comer Kidd, researchers in the New School for Social Research’s psychology department, worked on a study that found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of social perception.

Thus: hire English Lit majors. :-)

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