Let's talk: anthropomorphization as means to cope with stress of interacting with technical devices.

@article{Luczak2003LetsTA,
  title={Let's talk: anthropomorphization as means to cope with stress of interacting with technical devices.},
  author={Holger Luczak and Matthias Roetting and Ludger Schmidt},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 13-14},
  pages={1361-74}
}
This study is concerned with the anthropomorphization of technical devices and the resulting influence on human-machine interaction; a special focus is on the verbal interaction between human and machine. Questions included: why do people regard technical devices as humans, when do they do so and how do they perceive their own dialogue and other persons' dialogues with technical devices? Correlation coefficients were calculated between the amount of displayed anthropomorphism and subjects… CONTINUE READING