- Volume 17 Issue 12
To examine the causal association between story usage and the ability of comprehending social relations, this study analyzed whether the short-term use of story heightened the degree of other-focused attention. To this end, this study randomly assigned 74 participants into three groups(novel, film, and exposition conditions), and participants were exposed to the stimuli for about 30 minutes, and then this study compared the degree of other-focused attention of the three groups. The results suggested that the degree of other-focused attention in the story groups (novel and film) were significantly higher than those in the exposition group. Though causal association between story usage and the ability of comprehending social relations were not clear, via demonstrating the formation of other-focused attention due to short-term use of story, this study provided empirical evidence for the simulation account of story.
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