How often have you heard that reading is good for you? Just recently I revealed the outcomes of a study regarding reading the 'Harry Potter' fiction series. The study showed that reading 'Harry Potter' improved students attitudes towards minority groups.
Well, another study has proven once again, how much reading fiction can enhance our lives. This study conducted by Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University, examined if children could recognise that other people may have differing beliefs and desires through the books they were reading. It was found that children at a very young age, especially those children whose parents read to them, were able to better empathise with others. We have heard this time and time again and no matter how many times these studies are conducted the conclusion is always the same.
READING is good for you.