By Jason Boog on Galley Cat,May 8, 2012
Check it out: “The results showed that participants who read a story told in first-person, about a student at their own university, had the highest level of experience-taking. And a full 65 percent of these participants reported they voted on Election Day, when they were asked later. In comparison, only 29 percent of the participants voted if they read the first-person story about a student from a different university.”
What do you think? Can fiction really change behavior? If you want to read more, the complete results will be published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.