Avatars Versus Agents: A Meta-Analysis Quantifying the Effect of Agency on Social Influence
Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 30, Issue 5, 2014.
Existing research has investigated whether virtual representations perceived to be controlled by humans i.e., avatars or those perceived to be controlled by computer algorithms i.e., agents are more influential. A meta-analysis N = 32 examined the model of social influence in virtual environments Blascovich, 2002 and investigated whether ...More
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