Experience-taking doesn’t happen all the time. It only occurs when people are able, in a sense, to forget about themselves and their own self-concept and self-identity while reading, Kaufman said. In one experiment, for example, the researchers found that most college students were unable to undergo experience-taking if they were reading in a cubicle with a mirror.
‘Losing Yourself’ In A Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life – Ohio State Research and Innovation CommunicationsPosted: March 22, 2016 in Awesome Living, Cognitive Science and Education Research, Health and Fitness, psychology, Reading and Literacy
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