The Science of Storytelling and the Role of Shared Experience

By Blair Kettle M.Ed. – May 12, 2020


Stories are part of our daily conversations and storytelling is fundamental to human communication. We all tell and listen to stories. The academic and public literature on the subject is vast. Stories and storytelling are key to the process that helps record oral and social history, and are important to the ideational scaffolding that helps in comprehension, sense-making, and learning. And yet for all that we know about stories and storytelling, there is plenty more to learn, particularly from a social and cognitive psychology perspective, but many other perspectives as well.

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