The Relationship between Virtual Self Similarity and Social Anxiety

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Laura eAymerich-Franch ; Rene F Kizilcec ; Jeremy N. Bailenson (2014)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, volume 8 (issn: 1662-5161, eissn: 1662-5161)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4237051, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00944, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00944/full
  • Subject: virtual self | virtual reality | Neuroscience | self-image | virtual environment | virtual classroom | Original Research | public speaking | Self-representation | social anxiety
    acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING

In virtual reality (VR), it is possible to embody avatars that are dissimilar to the physical self. We examined whether embodying a dissimilar self in VR would decrease anxiety in a public speaking situation. We report the results of an observational pilot study and two... View more
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