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Rick Paar, Ph.D.


As told to me in an e-mail from Rick, September 19, 2010...
I teach psychology at Springfield College and am curious about in the intersection between psychology and literature. Because empathy is, essentially, an act of fiction (Rick is not Mark but in order to have a relationship with Mark, Rick must attempt to suspend Rick for a moment and imagine what it might be like to be Mark) I am interviewing novelists to see what we might learn from them about inhabiting "the other."

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