2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Your Vehicle and Perception of Self
Jennifer L. Phillips*, Roberto Renteria, Amanda M. Crawford, Kayenne Vermillion, Sally Pessin, and Jacynda Lee
Prof. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Previous research suggests that embodiment affects perception of self. Particularly, either when a person changes their posture or tools they use, for example a prosthetic limb, their perception of self will change. No research has investigated the effect of vehicle embodiment on one's perception of self. To test this, participants will complete two surveys, the first one while in their vehicle and the second online a week later. The surveys contain similar items, measuring perception of distance, navigation, mood, self-care, personality, and self-esteem. We hypothesize that participants' perception of self will be different in their vehicle because their sense of self will extend to their vehicle.

Keywords: Embodiment, Vehicle, Perception

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 11-7
Location: GEO-SUB
Time: 3:30

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