Short- and long-term effects of embodied experiences in immersive virtual environments on environmental locus of control and behavior

@article{Ahn2014ShortAL,
  title={Short- and long-term effects of embodied experiences in immersive virtual environments on environmental locus of control and behavior},
  author={Sun Joo Ahn and Jeremy N. Bailenson and Dooyeon Park},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={235-245}
}
Immersive virtual environments successfully promote environmental behaviors.Embodying perceptually rich, interactive experiences leads to paper conservation.Individuals use 20% less paper after cutting down a virtual tree.The increase in environmental behavior lasts for up to one week afterwards.An internal environmental locus of control is the underlying mechanism. Immersive virtual environments (IVEs) allow individuals to see, hear, and feel digital stimuli as if they were in the physical… Expand

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