The influence of racial embodiment on racial bias in immersive virtual environments

@article{Groom2009TheIO,
  title={The influence of racial embodiment on racial bias in immersive virtual environments},
  author={V. Groom and J. Bailenson and C. Nass},
  journal={Social Influence},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={231 - 248}
}
  • V. Groom, J. Bailenson, C. Nass
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Social Influence
  • Increasingly, people interact with others via digital representations, or avatars, that feature indicators of race. Nonetheless, little is known about the effects of avatar race on attitudes and behaviors. We conducted a study to determine how people's implicit racial bias is affected by the race of their avatar in an immersive virtual environment (IVE). Our results indicate that the effects of avatar race extend beyond digital spaces. People embodied by Black avatars in an IVE demonstrated… CONTINUE READING
    The effects of virtual racial embodiment in a gaming app on reducing prejudice
    14
    An Initial Investigation into Stereotypical Influences on Implicit Racial Bias and Embodied Avatars
    [DC] Embodied Virtual Avatars and Potential Negative Effects on Implicit Racial Bias
    Mitigating Negative Effects of Immersive Virtual Avatars on Racial Bias
    2
    Putting yourself in the skin of a black avatar reduces implicit racial bias
    331
    Virtual Embodiment of White People in a Black Virtual Body Leads to a Sustained Reduction in Their Implicit Racial Bias
    80
    Investigating Implicit Gender Bias and Embodiment of White Males in Virtual Reality with Full Body Visuomotor Synchrony
    9

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 55 REFERENCES
    The Proteus Effect: The Effect of Transformed Self-Representation on Behavior
    953
    Is it a game? Evidence for social influence in the virtual world
    94
    The Persuasiveness of Racial Arguments as a Subtle Measure of Racism
    48