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dc.contributor.advisorOrtega, Francisco R.
dc.contributor.authorBorhani, Zahra
dc.contributor.committeememberBeveridge, J. Ross
dc.contributor.committeememberClegg, Benjamin A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-07T10:08:53Z
dc.date.available2021-09-02T10:08:53Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description2020 Summer.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThe stereotypes associated with women in computer science are potential barriers that prevent female students from developing an interest in this field. This problem persists when attempting to establish a career after graduating. This project shows a tool that potentially increases empathy using avatar gender-swap in a virtual reality setting that simulates a job interview experience. The virtual environment includes two avatars, one for the interviewee and one for the interviewer. The objective is to understand the effects of virtual embodiment and the potential to increase empathy towards the opposite sex by participating in a job interview task simulated in virtual reality when the avatar gender is swapped. The participants should perform a job interview task under three different conditions, microaggression stereotype threat, direct stereotype threat, and no threat. This thesis will showcase all the necessary tools required to accomplish this goal and provide a path forward for a user experiment.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierBorhani_colostate_0053N_16246.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10217/212072
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2020- CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 09/02/2021
dc.subjectgender stereotype threat
dc.subjectvirtual reality
dc.subjectincreasing empathy
dc.subjectavatar gender swap
dc.titleUsing gender swap in virtual reality for increasing empathy against stereotype threats
dc.typeText
dcterms.embargo.expires2021-09-02
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thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Science
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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