The Magic of Harry Potter

Source: The Independent

Harry Potter has been on the scene since the first WPI class in ’99 and is considered one of the most influential book(s) in history. Psychologists found that reading “Harry Potter” improves attitudes toward stigmatized groups, such as immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and refugees. The 2014 study from the Journal of Applied Social Psychology is entitled, “The greatest magic of Harry Potter: Reducing Prejudice” and received widespread coverage as can be seen in a round-up of articles:

How have the series’ storylines shaped your attitudes toward these groups?

Have you used Harry Potter’s plots and themes to open discussions about prejudice with your children or grandchildren?