The Importance of Emotion Regulation and how Virtual Reality can Improve it

2022-04-20T14:31:11+01:00April 14th, 2022|Blog|

Virtual reality has been applied in many ways from health and safety to soft skills training, more recently it has also been seen to have a positive impact upon individuals emotion regulation. This can can in turn allow effective management of emotions in specific situations and improve overall work output. What is Emotion Regulation and [...]

How can Virtual Reality be Beneficial for Anxiety and its Related Symptoms?

2022-03-29T08:28:39+01:00March 29th, 2022|Blog|

Virtual reality has been seen to lessen the debilitating symptoms associated with anxiety and anxiety related disorders, which can in turn boost workplace productivity and overall employment satisfaction. There are many clinical psychologists now exploring the use of VR technology for a range of mental health conditions including anxiety. What is Anxiety? Many people experience [...]

The “Usual Suspects” Which personalities engage in Health & Safety misbehaviour

2022-01-10T14:17:07+00:00January 10th, 2022|Blog|

Part I Unsafe work behaviour; a snowball effect Human factors are involved in most health & safety (H&S) related incidences ranging from employee injuries and fatalities to property damage. Such events sometimes resulting from one single and simple action may propel a chain of high social and financial costs. Indeed, workplace injuries and fatalities persist [...]

Are Virtual Reality team shooters actually useful for VR team building?

2021-08-23T12:34:32+01:00August 4th, 2021|Blog, Team Building, VR Leadership, VR Training|

  On our travels around the world, we have tried many public virtual reality (VR) experiences and a large number of these use the team shooter format. On initial inspection this would seem a natural choice for group teamwork. Research (Ballestin et al, 2020) suggests that the mix of immersive gameplay and interesting tasks would [...]

COOL! VR and the Gate Control Theory of Pain

2021-08-23T12:50:24+01:00July 11th, 2021|Blog, Team Building, VR News|

Most people feel pain on a regular basis. We’ve all stubbed our toe or hit our head on a cupboard door. Our first instinct is to rub the area that’s in pain, this is because when we rub a painful area, the pain reduces. This is the underlying concept of gate control theory (GCT). Gate [...]

VR Training Vs E-Learning, will VR replace it?

2021-08-23T12:33:29+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, VR Training|

Introduction In the past ten years the popularity using of E-learning for education and training purposes has grown exponentially, and with the addition of the pandemic and lockdowns this popularity has only pushed up higher (OECD, 2020). Now, there is a new tool being utilised known as virtual reality (or VR for short) which has [...]

Applications of the Proteus Effect For Empathy and Creativity

2021-08-23T13:03:19+01:00June 25th, 2021|Blog|

The Proteus effect is a phenomenon in which an individual’s behaviour changes based on their digital self-representations (Yee & Bailenson, 2007). While the Proteus effect can have an impact on players of World of Warcraft (Stavropoulos et al., 2020), a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, its effect is far greater on individuals who are more [...]

Virtual Reality: Are we in danger of giving away too much?

2021-08-23T12:53:52+01:00February 19th, 2021|Blog|

The results of a recent study carried out by psychologists at Stanford University (Miller, Herrera, Jun, Landay, & Bailenson, 2020) no doubt raised eyebrows amongst members of the Virtual Reality community. Using data collected from just five minutes of VR exposure, a machine learning algorithm was able to identify individuals from a population size of [...]

Virtual Reality and The Proteus Effect – Subconscious Behaviour change

2021-08-23T12:52:53+01:00February 16th, 2021|Blog|

The Proteus Effect is one of the most interesting theories to come out of cyber-psychological research in recent years, with its relevance becoming more apparent as we transition into an era where virtual worlds continue to grow in importance. The theory itself derives its name from the mythical Greek God Proteus, who could adapt his [...]

VR and Memory

2021-08-23T13:01:39+01:00November 29th, 2020|Blog|

Introduction With virtual reality technology becoming more accessible for people, research has started to demonstrate the impact that VR can have in the learning sector. Amongst the benefits of VR, research has suggested it can enhance learning for middle, and high schoolers, as it improves the engagement that young people have in lessons. Additionally, it [...]

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