Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance

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Joan Miro

“A new large-scale experiment on over 10,000 students finds that a one-hour tour of an art museum can increase empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills…

…The results showed that, compared with those who had not been to the museum, students who had visited:

  • Thought about art more critically.
  • Displayed greater empathy about how people lived in the past.
  • Expressed greater levels of tolerance towards people with different views.”   See link

http://www.spring.org.uk/2013/12/art-elevates-the-mind-by-increasing-empathy-critical-thinking-and-tolerance.php#utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PsychologyBlog+%28PsyBlog%29

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3 responses to “Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance

  1. Found this post first at Free psychology.
    (http://forfreepsychology.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/art-elevates-the-mind-by-increasing-empathy-critical-thinking-and-tolerance/).

    Came over to view original post and begin following your blog.

    You get no argument from me about the impact that art has on the human psyche. I maintain a board of Pinterest hoping others will appreciate and benefit from the work of these artists that I fancy.

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