The science of stories

an introduction to narrative psychology
  • 4.47 MB
  • English
Routledge , London, New York
Psychology -- Biographical methods, Discourse analysis, Narrative -- Psychological as
StatementJános László.
LC ClassificationsBF39.4 .L37 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16474575M
ISBN 139780415457941, 9780415457958
LC Control Number2008002878

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The Science of Stories, which reviews and extends the Narrative Policy Framework, argues persuasively that narratives people tell themselves and others influence their decision-making.

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Wells, Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as lesser-known authors [it] prizes diversity of all kinds, and translates work by /5(). In The Science of Storytelling, award-winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being Cited by: 7.

The Science of Storytelling is a fascinating look at stories, our relationship with them, and how this can be used to tell better stories. Aimed at both storytellers and those interested in how humans tell stories, Storr combines examples from literature and screen stories with psychological research and experiments to make points about the /5.

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A study of low-performing science students found that reading stories of the struggles of famous scientists led to better grades. A paper published last year found that witnessing acts of altruism and heroism in films led to more giving in real life. The Science of Story is dedicated to inspired thinkers across multiple industries.

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To order a copy go to or call Free UK. The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac published as a series of short stories in –50, and subsequently in three collections in –53, for thirty years the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in The wonders of plant and animal life told with rare literary charm by Uncle Paul in conversations with three children.

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“Exhalation” by Ted Chiang, Lightspeed Magazine. Let’s start with a master of the science fiction short form. This is the title story for Chiang’s stunning collection Exhalation: Stories, which released in The entire collection is worth the read, but “Exhalation” is a great entry-point.

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They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, tho. A more scientific answer can be found in Brian Boyd’s wonderful book, On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction, (Harvard University Press, ).

Martel, from Canmore, has lived in the Canadian Rockies since the s and has written about adventures, culture, science and history in newspapers and magazines (including the Fitzhugh). Stories of Ice is her third book. Our brain on stories: How our brains become more active when we tell stories We all enjoy a good story, whether it's a novel, a movie, or simply something one of our friends is explaining to us.

The Science Book encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detailed text that is complemented by visually arresting graphics. Find Out More. But after World War II, radar researchers turned their instruments to the sky and helped bring creation stories out of the realm of myth and into the realm of science.

Weinberg, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, offered the first authoritative, popular account of the resulting Big Bang scenario in The First Three Minutes.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be.

Why stories make us human and how to tell them better. There have been many attempts to understand what makes a good story - but few have used a scientific approach.

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I found myself talking about this book constantly to. Other Worlds, Universe Science Fiction, and Science Stories were three related US magazines edited by Raymond A. Palmer. Other Worlds was launched in November by Palmer's Clark Publications and lasted for four years in its first run, with well-received stories such as "Enchanted Village" by A.

van Vogt and "Way in the Middle of the Air", one of Ray Bradbury's "Martian Chronicle" stories. NOVEM THE SKELETONS IN Ray Bradbury’s closet are out in Killer, Come Back to Me, a career-spanning collection of the science fictioneer’s crime pages present a.

A rarity among first, second, or even tenth collections, Kim maintains enviously superb quality throughout the dozen stories, in which she varies geographies (Korea, California, France), time.

Future Science Fiction and Science Fiction Stories were two American science fiction magazines that were published under various names between and and again from to Both publications were edited by Charles Hornig for the first few issues; Robert W.

Lowndes took over in late and remained editor until the end. The initial launch of the magazines came as part of a boom.Here is a book that is perfect for the readers who have trouble focusing on one long story for a long time as this book is a collection of short science fiction stories that will blow your mind away.

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17 Stories. You get to see some of Ken Liu’s best work over the years and few new ones that will definitely surprise you.Science Fiction, with it's sub-genres, series & it's broad perspective of definition. Criteria: It is with respect to all the myriad forms & interpretations of science fiction that these books were chosen for their lasting impact, influence in the genre, originality & compositional with all lists, this is a subjective list & makes no claim of an official nature.