|Publication type:||Conference paper|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Using virtual reality simulation to reduce stage fright during public appearances|
|Conference details:||15th IADIS International Conference Information Systems, online, 12-14 March 2022|
|Subjects:||Education; Public speaking; Stage fright; Simulation|
|Subject (DDC):||006: Special computer methods |
|Abstract:||Past applications of virtual reality (VR) and related research have provided evidence that VR technology is helpful for educational and training purposes and that it can be used as a therapeutic measure. Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) may, therefore, be beneficial in reducing public speaking anxiety (PSA), which is a very common phenomenon. In this preliminary study, we conducted an experiment to investigate the psychological and physiological response to stressors experienced when speaking in public by creating a virtual audience displaying worst-case-scenario behavior (gossiping, shaking their heads, pointing at the speaker, standing up, and even leaving the room). In addition, other potential stressors were introduced (standing on an elevated platform, jumping off the platform, blocking someone’s path, approaching a door that opens automatically, and throwing objects). To measure the responses of participants to these stimuli, we asked them to complete a questionnaire and monitored their heart rate. Our findings suggest that people’s anxiety increases when they interact with other people in a virtual world, and when they are exposed to certain stimuli, which may be reduced with the repeated application of VRET.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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Seiler, R., & Coviello, R. (2022). Using virtual reality simulation to reduce stage fright during public appearances. 15th IADIS International Conference Information Systems, Online, 12-14 March 2022.
Seiler, R. and Coviello, R. (2022) ‘Using virtual reality simulation to reduce stage fright during public appearances’, in 15th IADIS International Conference Information Systems, online, 12-14 March 2022.
R. Seiler and R. Coviello, “Using virtual reality simulation to reduce stage fright during public appearances,” in 15th IADIS International Conference Information Systems, online, 12-14 March 2022, 2022.
Seiler, Roger, and Roberto Coviello. “Using Virtual Reality Simulation to Reduce Stage Fright during Public Appearances.” 15th IADIS International Conference Information Systems, Online, 12-14 March 2022, 2022.
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