Related Program: Word of Mouth Is Fiction Good For Us? By Virginia Prescott • May 10, 2012 Related Program: Word of Mouth ShareTweetEmail Photo by Bryan Alexander via Flickr Creative Commons Novels, movies, TV and games engage the human imagination with tragedy, comedy, sex, violence, twisted families, rapacious gangsters, mysteries and monsters. But could all this fantasy be good for us? Jonathan Gottschall is author of The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make us Human. He wrote about research into how fiction influences our views for The Boston Globe. Tags: Fictionideashuman behaviormoralitystoriesShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.