Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Hostname: page-component-8448b6f56d-jr42d Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-04-17T23:54:19.077Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 November 2023

Peter Dixon
Affiliation:
University of Alberta
Marisa Bortolussi
Affiliation:
University of Alberta
Get access

Summary

In this introductory chapter we begin by discussing the importance of perspective taking both in real life and in the context of reading fictional narratives. We assume that reading fiction promotes perspective taking during and beyond the completion of the narrative. We argue that until we have a solid grasp of the cognitive mechanisms of perspective taking, we cannot make strong claims about how reading fiction can change society or behavior. We end by describing our anticipated goals and contributions.

Type
Chapter
Information
The Analogical Reader
A Cognitive Approach to Literary Perspective Taking
, pp. 1 - 16
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

  • Introduction
  • Peter Dixon, University of Alberta, Marisa Bortolussi, University of Alberta
  • Book: The Analogical Reader
  • Online publication: 09 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009344203.001
Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

  • Introduction
  • Peter Dixon, University of Alberta, Marisa Bortolussi, University of Alberta
  • Book: The Analogical Reader
  • Online publication: 09 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009344203.001
Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

  • Introduction
  • Peter Dixon, University of Alberta, Marisa Bortolussi, University of Alberta
  • Book: The Analogical Reader
  • Online publication: 09 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009344203.001
Available formats
×