In this lecture, Emanuele Castano, PhD, will present: “Reading Literary Fiction Helps Reading Others”. This event is an hour-long lecture followed by questions from the audience.
Emanuele Castano is Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research in New York. His work revolves around three main areas: Collective Identity, Intergroup Relations and Morality; Social Identity, Ideology, and the Human Condition; and Empathy and Theory of Mind. He has authored more than 50 publications, mostly scientific articles in highly regarded journals, and consulted with international organizations, governments and other institutions. His most recent work on the effects of literary fiction on Theory of Mind was published in Science and received media coverage worldwide.