For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

By Lainie Johnson | Categories: Uncategorized

Reading literary fiction helps empathy, social perception, and emotional intelligence, according to a study published in the journal Science. It’s encouraging to see more scientific studies pointing to the positive impacts of reading literature and the importance of social and emotional learning. The authors of the study suggested that designers of curriculum should consider this type of research when designing their programs. We couldn’t agree more.

You can read the full article and details of the findings in the New York Times here.

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