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Reading novels likely to make people more friendly, sympathetic: Study

Those who prefer watching television over reading are less sociable, says UK university study

Press Trust of India  |  London 

In some good news for bookworms, scientists have found that people who regularly read fiction novels are more likely to be friendly, well-behaved and sympathetic towards others. Those who prefer watching television over reading are less sociable, according to the study. Those who like reading of drama and romance novels were best able to understand other people, while those who preferred experimental books showed more positive social behaviour and ability to see things from different perspectives. "The findings support previous evidence that exposure to fiction relates to a ...

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First Published: Sun, May 07 2017. 18:15 IST
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