Walk A Mile in Digital Shoes : The Impact of Embodied Perspective-Taking on The Reduction of Negative Stereotyping in Immersive Virtual Environments

@inproceedings{Yee2006WalkAM,
  title={Walk A Mile in Digital Shoes : The Impact of Embodied Perspective-Taking on The Reduction of Negative Stereotyping in Immersive Virtual Environments},
  author={Nick Yee and Jeremy N. Bailenson},
  year={2006}
}
In social psychology, perspective-taking has been shown to be a reliable method in reducing negative social stereotyping. These exercises have until now only relied on asking a person to imagine themselves in the mindset of another person. We argue that immersive virtual environments provide the unique opportunity to allow individuals to directly take the perspective of another person and thus may lead to a greater reduction in negative stereotypes. In the current work, we report on an initial… CONTINUE READING

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