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Mar, R. A. & Rain, M. (in press). Narrative fiction and expository nonfiction differentially predict verbal ability. Scientific Studies of Reading.






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Fong, K., Mullin, J. B., & Mar, R. A. (2015). How exposure to literary genres shapes attitudes toward gender roles and sexual behaviour. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9, 274-285.






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Chow, H. M., Mar, R. A., Xu, Y., Liu, S., Wagage, S., & Braun, A. R. (2015). Personal experience with narrated events modulates functional connectivity within visual and motor systems during story comprehension. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 1494-1505.






Fong, K. & Mar, R. A. (2015). What does my avatar say about me?: Inferring personality from avatars. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 237-249



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Hassabis, D., Spreng, R. N., Rusu, A. A., Robbins, C. A., Mar, R. A. & Schacter, D. L. (2014). Imagine all the people: How the brain creates and uses personality models to predict behavior. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1979-1987.



 


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Rain, M. & Mar, R. A. (2014). Measuring reading behaviour: Examining the predictive validity of print-exposure checklists. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 32, 93-108.



 


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Maslej, M. M., Rain, M., Fong, K., Oatley, K., & Mar, R. A. (2014). The hierarchical personality structure of creative writers. Creativity Research Journal, 26, 192-202.



 


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Moran, J. M., Rain, M., Page-Gould, E., & Mar, R. A. (2014). Do I Amuse You? Asymmetric predictors for humor appreciation and humor production. Journal of Research in Personality, 49, 8-13.
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Chow, H. M., Mar, R. A., Xu, Y., Liu, S., Wagage, S., & Braun, A. R. (2014). Embodied comprehension of stories: Interactions between language regions and modality-specific neural systems. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 279-295.



 


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Fong, K., Mullin, J. B., & Mar, R. A. (2013). What you read matters: The role of fiction genres in predicting interpersonal sensitivity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 370-376.



 


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Nagel, J., Mar, R. A., & San Juan, V. (2013). Authentic Gettier Cases: A reply to Starmans and Friedman. Cognition, 129, 666-669.



 


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Nagel, J., San Juan, V., & Mar, R. A. (2013). Lay denial of knowledge for justified true beliefs. Cognition, 129, 652-661.



 


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Xu, X., Mar, R. A., & Peterson, J. B. (2013). Does cultural exposure partially explain the association between personality and political orientation? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1497-1517.



 


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Mason, M. F., Brown, K., Mar, R. A. & Smallwood, J. (2013). Driver of discontent or escape vehicle: The affective consequences of mindwandering. Frontiers in Perception Science, 4, article 477.



 


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Mar, R. A., Spreng, R. N., & DeYoung, C. G. (2013). How to produce personality neuroscience research with high statistical power and low additional cost. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 674-685.



 


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Hirsh, J. B., Mar, R. A., & Peterson, J. B. (2013). Personal narratives as the highest level of cognitive integration. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 216-217.



 


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Soibel, A., Fong, K., Mullin, J. B., Jenkins, G., & Mar, R. A. (2012). Is self-monitoring related to social comparison? It depends how you ask. Individual Differences Research, 4, 193-201.


   


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Tackett, J. L., Slobodskaya, H. R., Mar, R. A., Deal, J., Halverson Jr., C. F., Baker, S. R., Pavlopoulos, V., Besevegis, E., & Wen, L. (2012). The hierarchical structure of childhood personality in five countries: Continuity from early childhood to early adolescence. Journal of Personality, 80, 1-33.


   


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Oatley, K., Mar, R. A., & Djikic, M. (2012). The psychology of fiction: Present and future. In I. Jaen & J. Simon (Eds.), Cognitive Literary Studies: Current Themes and New Directions (pp. 235-249). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.



 


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Hirsh, J. B., Mar, R. A., & Peterson, J. B. (2012). Psychological entropy: A framework for understanding uncertainty-related anxiety. Psychological Review, 119, 304-320.



 


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Mar, R. A., Mason, M. F., & Litvack, A. D. (2012). How daydreaming relates to life satisfaction, loneliness, and social support: The importance of gender and daydream content. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 401-407.


   


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Spreng, R. N. & Mar, R. A. (2012). I remember you: A role for memory in social cognition and the functional neuroanatomy of their interaction. Brain Research, 1428 , 43-50.



 


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Fong, K. & Mar, R. A. (2011). Exposure to narrative fiction versus expository nonfiction: Diverging social and cognitive outcomes. In F. Hakemulder (Ed.), De stralende lezer; wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de invloed van het lezen. [The radiant reader; scientific research concerning the influence of reading] (pp. 55-68). Delft, NL: Eburon Academic.


   


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Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., Djikic, M., & Mullin, J. (2011). Emotion and narrative fiction: Interactive influences before, during, and after reading. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 818-833.


   


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Mar, R. A., Peskin, J., & Fong, K. (2011). Literary Arts and the Development of the Life Story. In T. Habermas (Ed.), The Development of Autobiographical Reasoning, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 131, 73-84.


   


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Mar, R. A. (2011). Deconstructing empathy. Emotion Review, 3, 113-114.


   


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Mar, R. A. (2011). The neural bases of social cognition and story comprehension. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 103-134.


 


   


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Rabin, J. S., Gilboa, A., Stuss, D. T., Mar, R. A., & Rosenbaum, R. S. (2010). Common and unique neural correlates of autobiographical memory and theory of mind. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 1095-1111.


   


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Mar, R. A., Tackett, J. L., & Moore, C. (2010). Exposure to media and theory-of-mind development in preschoolers. Cognitive Development, 25, 69-78


   


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Peskin, J., Mar, R. A., & Bischoff, T. (2009). Advanced social cognition in the literary arts. In C. Milbraith & C. Lightfoot (Eds.), The Arts and Human Development (pp. 249-257). New York, NY: Routledge.


   


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Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., & Peterson, J. B. (2009). Exploring the link between reading fiction and empathy: Ruling out individual differences and examining outcomes. Communications, 34, 407-428.


  PDF Supplementary Materials: Correlations between Big Five Personality and Exposure to Fiction and Nonfiction


   


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Derrfuss, J. & Mar, R. A. (2009). Lost in localization: The need for a universal coordinate database. NeuroImage, 48, 1-7.
(PDF includes 4 commentaries by Hamilton, Nielsen, Van Essen, Laird, Lancaster, and Fox.)


   


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Spreng, R. N., Mar, R. A., & Kim, A. S. N. (2009). The common neural basis of autobiographical memory, prospection, navigation, theory of mind and the default mode: a quantitative meta-analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 489-510.


   


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Hynes, C. A. & Mar, R. A. (2009). A case study of long-term cognitive and social functioning following a right temporal lobectomy in infancy. NeuroCase, 15, 37-46.


   


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Spreng, R. N., McKinnon, M. C., Mar, R. A., & Levine B. (2009). The Toronto Empathy Questionnaire: A factor-analytic solution to multiple empathy measures. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91, 62-71.


   


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Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., & Djikic, M. (2008). Effects of reading on knowledge, social abilities, and selfhood: Theory and empirical studies. In S. Zyngier, M. Bortolussi, A. Chesnokova, & J. Auracher (Eds.). Directions in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer (pp. 127-137). Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins. (uncorrected proof)


   

 


 

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Mar, R. A. & Oatley, K. (2008). The function of fiction is the abstraction and simulation of social experience. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 173-192.

   

Mar, R. A., Kelley, W. M., Heatherton, T. F., & Macrae, C. N. (2007). Detecting agency from the biological motion of veridical versus animated agents. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 199-205.
   

Mar, R. A., & Macrae, C. N. (2006). Triggering the intentional stance. In G. Bock & J. Goode (Ed.). Empathy and Fairness. Novartis Symposium no. 278 (pp. 110-119, Discussion 119-132). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
   

Mar, R. A., Oatley, K., Hirsh, J., dela Paz, J., & Peterson, J. B. (2006). Bookworms versus nerds: Exposure to fiction versus non-fiction, divergent associations with social ability, and the simulation of fictional social worlds. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 694-712.

   

Mar, R. A., DeYoung, C. G., Higgins, D. M. & Peterson, J. B., (2006). Self-liking and self-competence separate self-evaluation from self-deception: Associations with personality, ability, and achievement. Journal of Personality, 74, 1047-1078

   

Oatley, K., & Mar, R. A. (2005). Evolutionary pre-adaptation and the idea of character in fiction. Culture and Evolutionary Psychology (Special Issue: Evolutionary perspectives on aesthetic and emotional processes; G. Cupchik, Ed.), 3, 181-196.
   

Mar, R. A. (2004). The neuropsychology of narrative: Story comprehension, story production and their interrelation. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1414-1434




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