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Abstract The current study investigated whether fiction experiences change empathy of the reader. Based on transportation theory, it was predicted that when people read fiction, and they are emotionally transported into the story, they become more empathic.
Two experiments showed that empathy was influenced over a period of one week for people who read a fictional story, but only when they were emotionally transported into the story.
No transportation led to lower empathy in both studies, while study 1 showed that high transportation led to higher empathy among fiction readers. These effects were not found for people in the control condition where people read non-fiction.
The study showed that fiction influences empathy of the reader, but only under the condition of low or high emotional transportation into the story. Introduction Reading books and watching movies, plays, and operas are activities that people carry out on a day-to-day basis in their lives.
Activities like these are referred to as the experience of fictional narratives and they may provide people with distraction from daily demands and possibly initiate intellectual inspiration . Fictional narrative experience may have an important and profound impact on how people feel and behave in their daily lives .
For instance, it has been suggested that fictional narratives provide personal insights, and therefore are important for people in order to learn about themselves . One direction that research on the effects of fiction experience has taken is whether fiction experience influences empathy of the reader  — .
It has been suggested that people who read a lot of fiction become more empathic, because fiction is a simulation of social experiences, in which people practice and enhance their interpersonal skills . However, although studies have shown that fiction is correlated with empathy, there are several shortcomings to previous research.
First, researchers have questioned the causal relationships between experience of fiction and empathy. Does the experience of fiction really lead to higher empathy, or is it that highly empathic people tend to read more fiction, and therefore fiction is positively associated to empathy, as Argo et al.
In other words, empathic people might simply enjoy fiction reading, and therefore the two are positively related to each other, excluding the possibility to draw conclusions about causal relations between fiction reading and empathy.
A strict test of this question requires an experimental design in which effects of fiction experience over time can be assessed. Second, there have been no studies where effects of fiction reading on empathy are investigated using real existing stories.
Until now, research designs have been based on either proxies of experience of fiction e. Therefore, it is imperative that the effects of fiction reading on empathy are investigated under realistic conditions in an experimental design, in order to rule out reversed causality in the relationships .
There have been very few studies that have investigated effects of fiction over time. The current study addresses these limitations of earlier research by presenting two experimental investigations of the relationships between fiction experience and empathy, while comparing these relations to a control condition where people read non-fiction.
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