PsychNology Journal, Volume 2, Number 3, 331 – 343

A Psychological Cultural approach to VR experience

Carlos Ruggeroni
Departamento de Psicologia Educativa, Universidad Nacional de Rosario

 

ABSTRACT

In this paper it is argued that virtual reality represents a locus where general psychological processes can be investigated thanks to the fact that it epitomizes a characteristic that is proper to every human endeavor, namely the construction of reality. This presupposition is taken from Cultural Psychology and it insistence on cultural artifacts as key elements in human development. A brief presentation of major concepts used in the field, like different categories of presence are presented in order to enhance the idea propose. En este articulo se propone a la realidad Virtual como un escenario posible para investigar los procesos psíquicos generales que intervienen en la construcción de la realidad, definida esta ultima como una cualidad psíquica general humana. Para dicha articulación se recurre a la Psicología Cultural y específicamente al concepto de “artefacto cultural”.Diferentes conceptualizaciones del termino presencia son presentados aquí en la intencion de sostener la idea propuesta

 

KEYWORDS

virtual reality, cultural artifact, presence, psychological processes. .

 

CITE AS

Ruggeroni C. (2004). A Psychological Cultural approach to VR experiences PsychNology Journal, 2(3), 331 – 343. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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