Have you ever become so immersed in a book or movie that you actually felt like the character? Or you felt the character’s pain or joy? Why does this happen? When does this happen? What is it about the book or the movie and its characters that draws us in like this? It’s amazing isn’t it? To be so moved like this. Would you believe these experiences might help us combat racism and bullying? Pretty amazing stuff. Join me as I explore “experience taking“.
- Kaufman, G. F., & Libby, L. K. (2012, March 26). Changing Beliefs and Behavior Through
Experience-Taking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.
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