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TARGET ARTICLE: Immersive Virtual Environment Technology as a Methodological Tool for Social Psychology
- J. Blascovich, J. Loomis, A. Beall, Kimberly R. Swinth, Crystal L. Hoyt, J. Bailenson
- 1 April 2002
Historically, at least 3 methodological problems have dogged experimental social psychology: the experimental control-mundane realism trade-off, lack of replication, and unrepresentative sampling. We…
Subjective, physiological, and behavioral effects of threat and challenge appraisal.
The applicability of R. S. Lazarus and S. Folkman's (1984) cognitive appraisal model of stress was examined in 3 laboratory experiments involving the repeated performance of active (Studies 1, 2, and…
Interpersonal Distance in Immersive Virtual Environments
- J. Bailenson, J. Blascovich, A. Beall, J. Loomis
- PsychologyPersonality & social psychology bulletin
- 1 July 2003
Results indicated that participants maintained greater distance from virtual humans when approaching their fronts compared to their backs, and gave more personal space to virtual agents who engaged them in mutual gaze.
Challenge and threat appraisals: The role of affective cues.
Social influence within immersive virtual environments
- J. Blascovich
- 17 January 2002
[Social psychology is] an attempt to understand and explain how the thought, feeling, and behavior of individuals are influenced by the actual imagined, or implied presence of others. Gordon Allport,…
Predicting athletic performance from cardiovascular indexes of challenge and threat
Cognitive and physiological antecedents of threat and challenge appraisal.
- J. Tomaka, J. Blascovich, J. Kibler, J. M. Ernst
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 July 1997
A central role for cognitive appraisal processes in elicitation of threat and challenge responses to potentially stressful situations is suggested.