Reading & Empathy

Become more empathetic through the power of books

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Featured, Reading & Empathy | 4 comments

Become more empathetic through the power of books

An engaging thought provoking book can affect you in more ways than you may realize. After turning the final page of a good book, we are all familiar with the sense of loss we feel. It is as if we are saying farewell to a group of friends with whom we have experienced many life changing events. If you have felt this way about a book, current research suggests that you are more likely to be an empathetic person than people who either don’t read or don’t feel engaged in the material they read.   Studies show that people who read are more apt at understanding others thought, emotions...

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