Lessons Learned Using Theory of Mind Methods to Investigate User Social Awareness in Virtual Role-Play

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dc.contributor.author Hall, Lynne
dc.contributor.author Woods, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Hall, Marc
dc.date.accessioned 2009
dc.date.available 2009
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Hall, L., Woods, S. & Hall, M. (2009). Lessons Learned Using Theory of Mind Methods to Investigate User Social Awareness in Virtual Role-Play. Human Technology, Volume 5 (1), pp. 68-89. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20094141411. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20234
dc.description.abstract Theory of mind (ToM) methods were used to investigate children’s interpretations of the social and emotional states of synthetic pedagogical characters, focusing on children’s cognitive and affective empathic responses to characters in bullying scenarios and their social awareness and understanding of the characters’ situations. Although cognitive approaches typically do not consider user social awareness and emotional understanding and their roles in interaction, this is critical for our research on empathic engagement. We present a novel approach focusing on story and character comprehension using concepts from ToM methods to understand children’s interpretations of characters within virtual role play scenarios and compare these with an adult perspective. Our results identify that ToM methods offer considerable potential for determining user social awareness and emotional understanding, particularly highlighting that adults and children have different perspectives on how victims and bullies feel. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2009 Lynne Hall, Sarah Woods, & Marc Hall, and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other theory of mind en
dc.subject.other virtual role play en
dc.subject.other emotional understanding en
dc.subject.other synthetic characters en
dc.subject.other bullying en
dc.title Lessons Learned Using Theory of Mind Methods to Investigate User Social Awareness in Virtual Role-Play
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-20094141411

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