Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters
Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own.
Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with.
this isnt good
This is very good
we’re all screwed
Holy crap, people, read the actual article! This is way more interesting than “you’ll start acting like Percy Jackson,” it has major social connotations for representation.
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My friend just sent me this and I have been laughing for the last 10 minutes
This is the problem with wizards. It would’ve taken about two seconds to reach down and snap the kid’s neck. Likewise, if owls are attracting attention by flying to your hideout, try a goddamn mailbox in town.
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