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The psychology of reading
« on: February 15, 2013, 08:18:32 am »
Interesting link I got on GoodReads, pdf files for a few studies on, among other things, readers and reading:
http://www.yorku.ca/mar/papers.html

For a digest version:
http://www.onfiction.ca/2013/01/effects-of-fiction-on-empathy.html
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Re: The psychology of reading
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 02:06:44 pm »
Oh, wow, this is an awesome find, Gerd!

I think I may actually use some of these concepts to back up my grad work.

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Re: The psychology of reading
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 11:33:39 am »
Good for him. It never ceases to amaze me how very fond many people are of high dudgeon.

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Re: The psychology of reading
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 02:53:50 am »
Good for him. It never ceases to amaze me how very fond many people are of high dudgeon.

For my part, I prefer using the Low Dudgeon. That's where the rats and snakes are. :-whistle

B.S. aside, I read for the way the book is written...the way the author puts his/her/it's words together. As it happens, most of the authors I buy today are women. Not a conscious choice, just a matter of who's writing what I like. Do I feel a lack? Only of those favorite's who had the poor taste to go and die.
Race? Sexual orientation? I fail to understand how that is supposed to affect the quality of an individuals work. If they drag it into content in a preaching way I'll be gone, but that's the same as any other issue. BTW, that goes for music as well.
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Re: The psychology of reading
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 08:38:05 am »
Exactly.

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Re: The psychology of reading
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 04:37:32 am »
When you replace race with cultural background, then yes, that can be a deciding factor for me.

Ah, I read elsewhere a rant by a critic that there's an overabundance of three star ratings on the 'net and that people should use the whole spectrum or not bother to rate at all - yeah, I did think he was kind of full of himself. :)
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Re: The psychology of reading
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 09:36:57 am »
What do you want to bet that the authors who complain are the ones whose parents argued with their teachers over Bs and Cs? Nothing but As for little Jeffrey/Jennifer!