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Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter

Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At least that's the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples' perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees.

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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, August 1, 2014 10:58 AM

This is interesting research.  I think it probably holds true for any literature that focuses the awareness on prejudice and discrimination, not just for Harry Potter.  I think more studies on this effect would be useful.

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A Superhero Gets Sick

A Superhero Gets Sick | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

A little boy gets through a hospital stay by pretending he’s a superhero. A story by Tim Manley on The Moth Radio Hour.

Josué Cardona's insight:

A great story about how a young boy got through a rough time in the hospital by applying his knowledge and love of fantasy throughout the experience. 

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