Read Nick Tasler at Psychology Today on how “new research shows why unexpected change inspires psychological superpower.”

A few years ago, researchers at the University of British Columbia brought two groups of study participants into their lab and asked them to read a short story. One group read an adaptation of a story by the great German author, Franz Kafka. The Country Dentist was a typically Kafkaesque story, meaning that its twists and turns made absolutely no sense—from the neighbor who kindly but inexplicably acts like a horse to the family who begs the dentist to pull a tooth from their toothless child. []

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