Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity

Critical Reading

A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.” Compared with peers who have just read an essay, they expressed more comfort with disorder and uncertainty—attitudes that allow for both sophisticated thinking and greater creativity.

via Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity.

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