Jeremy Hunsinger & I are co-editing a special issue of Learning Media & Technology on Learning in Virtual Worlds. We’re looking for submissions!
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…Or so one of the results of my latest analysis suggests. I asked 621 people for their beliefs about sexual activity in the virtual world – had they experienced it? did they think it was OK? would they do it with a virtual stranger? did they think there were any risks involved? – in an online survey available between April-December 2006, and it seems that attitudes towards sexuality can be predicted by real-life gender, avatar gender, age and country of residence.
Aleks Krotoski is currently completing a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Surrey, titled Social Influence in Second Life: social network and social psychological processes in the diffusion of belief and behaviour on the Web. In this research, she examined the relationship between communication patterns and group processes in the diffusion of information through an online community.
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