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Keith Oatley

 

Keith Oatley, Ph.D., is the director of the Cognitive Science Program at the University of Toronto. He is the author of six books of psychology, the latest of which is Emotions: A Brief History, and two novels, the first of which, The Case of Emily V., won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel.

 
 
  

Stories by Keith Oatley

Articles: Changing our Minds

By Keith Oatley | December 1, 2008

By imagining many possible worlds, argues novelist and psychologist Keith Oatley, fiction helps us understand ourselves and others.

 

Articles: Art vs. Non-Art

By Keith Oatley | December 1, 2008

 

Articles: A Feeling for Fiction

By Keith Oatley | September 1, 2005

Books, movies, and plays are more than just entertainment, says psychologist and novelist Keith Oatley. They train us in the art of being human. He explains how fictional works nurture empathy and enhance our social and emotional lives.

 

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