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[Slashdot] - Does Science Fiction Build Mental Resiliency in Young Readers?

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Long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger writes: Science fiction and fantasy can help readers make sense of the world. Rather than limiting readers' capacity to deal with reality, exposure to outside-the-box creative stories may expand their ability to engage reality based on science according to an article by an assistant professor of English at Clark University. "Let them read science fiction," the article concludes. "In it, young people can see themselves — coping, surviving and learning lessons — that may enable them to create their own strategies for resilience." But it'd be interesting to hear what Slashdot's readers think. Do you think your mental resiliency is greater because of the science fiction you read when you were young?

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