Virtual interpersonal touch and digital chameleons

Bailenson, J.N., & Yee, N. (2007). Virtual interpersonal touch and digital chameleons. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 31, 225-242. View PDF Abstract We studied the characteristics of hand touch with a mechanical device that approximated a handshake, and we then...

The mere belief of social interaction improves learning

Okita, S.Y., Bailenson, J., Schwartz, D. L. (2007). The mere belief of social interaction improves learning, In Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. August, Nashville, USA. View PDF Abstract Three studies tested the hypothesis that...

The Proteus Effect: Self transformations in virtual reality

Yee, N. & Bailenson, J.N. (2007). The Proteus Effect: Self transformations in virtual reality. Human Communication Research, 33 (3), 271-290. View PDF Abstract Virtual environments, such as online games and web-based chat rooms, increasingly allow us to alter our...