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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kristoffer Nader on Thursday October 22, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 107 at University of California Santa Barbara taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see /class/227018/anth-107-university-of-california-santa-barbara in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of California Santa Barbara.

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Date Created: 10/22/15
Reading Guide Week 6 Re ection Topic Isms learning from nature and human rights Do you think that all human isms eg racism classism sexism ageism fundamentally have the same psychological underpinnings What might those be eg inequity aversion uncertainty fear group maintenance death terror What analogous behaviors can we expect based on phylogenetic design commonalities with nonhuman animals and how can these design specifrcs inform and facilitate humanitarian efforts Read Mar RA and Oatley K 2008 The function of fiction is the abstraction and simulation of social experience Perspectives on psychological science 33 173192 Q Mar and Oatley argue that the study of fiction literature has largely been ignored by psychology researchers because they have assumed its only function is what Q What is the general function of fiction literature that Mar and Oatley are proposing and what benefits do they claim it provides Q What example is given for a simulation experiences that someone watching a horror movie might have Q What is narrative hint see both the Graesser et al 1980 common definition and also the Palmer 2004 definition Q What is the main point that Mar and Oatley are making in their subsection Abstraction Through Selection and Simplification Q Why is narrative coherence a series of causal events and relationships important to literary stories If someone is good at telling or writing coherent stories what type of advantages in life might they have Q How can mental imagery for example based on descriptions of emotions analogies and figurative language evoked while reading narrative fiction help the reader Q Mar and Oatley review some of the psychological literature on embodied cognition and the human mirror system what evidence do we have that humans engage in experiential simulation of perceived experiences that they are not actually engaged in first hand Q Two benefrcial functions of narrative simulation are proposed what are these


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