Raymond Mar

List of John Benjamins publications for which Raymond Mar plays a role.

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Calarco, Navona, Katrina Fong, Marina Rain and Raymond Mar 2017 Chapter 14. Absorption in narrative fiction and its possible impact on social abilitiesNarrative Absorption, Hakemulder, Frank, Moniek M. Kuijpers, Ed S. Tan, Katalin Bálint and Miruna M. Doicaru (eds.), pp. 293–313
A growing body of evidence suggests that exposure to narrative fiction may be related to our ability to empathize with others, take their perspective, and understand what they are thinking and feeling. In this chapter we review the available empirical research linking narratives with the ability to… read more | Chapter
Mar, Raymond, Maja Djikic and Keith Oatley 2008 Effects of reading on knowledge, social abilities, and selfhood: Theory and empirical studiesDirections in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer, Zyngier, Sonia, Marisa Bortolussi, Anna Chesnokova and Jan Auracher (eds.), pp. 127–137
Reading exhibits a principle of expertise: the more one does it the more skilled one is likely to become both in the activity and in content knowledge. Our experiences with text lead to the acquisition of both vocabulary and general knowledge. Research from our group examines how reading can have… read more | Article