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Wednesday, August 2 • 10:30am - 11:00am
VR for Change: Can VR Experiences Reduce Prejudice and Promote Empathy?

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Virtual Reality experiences are being created with the goal of promoting social welfare and empathy toward others. However, there is actually very little known about the immediate and long term effects of these experiences. This session will review past research in this area and explore the relationship between empathy and VR by providing empirical data showing instances where VR experiences have and have not resulted in positive outcomes.

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Fernanda Herrera

PhD Candidate, Stanford University
Fernanda Herrera holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Fernanda's research interests focus on the psychosocial effects of new media and technology as well as the cognitions... Read More →

Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Room 105