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How Second Life Affects Real Life, Time Magazine

How Second Life Affects Real Life, Time Magazine

Jeremy Bailenson's research suggests that the qualities you acquire online — whether it's confidence or insecurity — can spill over and change your conduct in the real world. [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2008/time-secondlife.pdf" style="default" size="normal"...

The Avatar’s Influence, The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Avatar’s Influence, The Chronicle of Higher Education

VHIL research shows that what people do in virtual reality doesn't always stay in virtual reality. Issue also features an opinion piece by Jeremy Bailenson on the benefits of virtual classrooms. The Chronicle of Higher Education » [button text="View PDF"...

Our Imaginary, Hotter Selves, Newsweek

Our Imaginary, Hotter Selves, Newsweek

Proteus effect research at VHIL – the effect of appearance on behavior carries over from the virtual world to the real one. Newsweek » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2008/newsweek-hotter.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank" display="inline"...

Seeing Is Believing, Stanford Magazine

Seeing Is Believing, Stanford Magazine

Maybe virtual reality isn't just a game anymore. Maybe its a way to build a better you. VHIL researchers are testing whether avatars can tell us something deeper about human behavior. Stanford Magazine » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2008/stanford-seeing.pdf"...

Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?, The Wall Street Journal

Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?, The Wall Street Journal

VHIL experiment shows that people socializing in virtual worlds remain sensitive to subtle cues like eye contact. The Wall Street Journal » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2007/wsj-cheating.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank" display="inline"...

Future Summit, CNN

Future Summit, CNN

CNN Summit on virtual worlds features Nick Yee of VHIL.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbY_zAOt-Ug