The research paper titled ‘A Virtual Reality Embodiment Technique to Enhance Helping Behavior of Police Toward a Victim of Police Racial Aggression’ published in Presence: Virtual and Augmented Reality.
This project which started out in 2018, was carried out when I was part of Virtual Bodyworks, in collaboration with Jigsaw. The project used Virtual Reality with police officers at an inner-city police department in the US to investigate and develop innovative methods for tackling implicit racial bias. The results are promising and provide further evidence of how VR could be effectively used towards creating societal change.
The full paper and accompanying video:
- Link to publication: https://direct.mit.edu/pvar/article-abstract/doi/10.1162/pres_a_00339/106763/A-Virtual-Reality-Embodiment-Technique-to-Enhance?redirectedFrom=fulltext
- Link to full paper: http://publicationslist.org/data/melslater/ref-379/pres_a_00339.pdf
- Link to accompanying video (Warning: Strong, but realistic language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb9QAUkZWic