Slashdot | Effect of Virtual Avatars On Real-Life Behavior

April 29, 2008
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Slashdot | Effect of Virtual Avatars On Real-Life Behavior
“The Stanford research group on virtual teams discusses how the appearance of one’s avatar in virtual worlds has an effect on real life behavior in an NPR interview. The researcher they speak with focuses on the concept of vicarious reinforcement for changing behavior. They also talk a bit about identity issues surrounding the avatar and the ‘real’ physical self.”

Learning from the Virtual You : NPR
“How you appear in the virtual world could affect your behavior in real life, according to researchers at Stanford University. Andrea Seabrook speaks with Stanford’s Jeremy Bailenson about his research into how people interact psychologically with their virtual-reality representations.”

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