Equilibrium Theory Revisited: Mutual Gaze and Personal Space in Virtual Environments

@article{Bailenson2001EquilibriumTR,
  title={Equilibrium Theory Revisited: Mutual Gaze and Personal Space in Virtual Environments},
  author={Jeremy N. Bailenson and Christopher Rex and Andrew C. Beall and Jack M. Loomis},
  journal={Presence: Teleoperators \& Virtual Environments},
  year={2001},
  volume={10},
  pages={583-598}
}
During the last half of the twentieth century, psychologists and anthropologists have studied proxemics, or spacing behavior, among people in many contexts. As we enter the twenty-first century, immersive virtual environment technology promises new experimental venues in which researchers can study proxemics. Immersive virtual environments provide realistic and compelling experimental settings without sacrificing experimental control. The experiment reported here tested Argyle and Dean's (1965… Expand
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