Research Spotlight and Archive

Every month we shine a light on a powerful research paper focused on Reading for Pleasure. Previously featured papers can be found in our archive.

Monthly Research Spotlight

Empathy lab

Reading for Empathy

This month, Sarah Mears of EmpathyLab explores the power of empathy in childhood, and how this underpins its campaign to build empathy skills through reading. She argues empathetic children can forge better friendships, regulate their feelings, tend to be happier and more settled at school and go on to be better workmates, parents and members of society. Read Sarah’s article on the empathy-boosting power of books and reading.