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Research Article

Virtual Superheroes: Using Superpowers in Virtual Reality to Encourage Prosocial Behavior

  • Robin S. Rosenberg mail,

    Robin@DrRobinRosenberg.com

    Affiliation: Private Practice, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Shawnee L. Baughman,

    Affiliation: Department of Communication, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Jeremy N. Bailenson

    Affiliation: Department of Communication, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Published: January 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055003

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Other likely possibility to explain results

Posted by reidmrjm on 01 Feb 2013 at 18:03 GMT

A TED talk by Amy Cuddy describes this pose you used for flying as a Power Pose. The talk is linked here, http://www.ted.com/talks/...
She argues that standing similar to how you set up half of your experiment helps people to boost their confidence. It seems the power pose may have more impact on boosting their confidence than simulating flight.

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