About Subigya’s Thesis

Altruism through Storytelling

Virtual Reality has been dubbed as an empathy machine by a lot of industry giants without any empirical research evidence. Even if it was true, that VR indeed as a medium has more potential to create empathy, we need to ask ourselves `It that enough?’ Storytelling is a powerful tool to bring change in the world. We need stories to create not just empathy, but also trigger prosocial behavior , altruism in case of this study. The research is aimed to study whether VR indeed has bigger potential than other existing media to trigger altruism, and using empathy altruism theory provide empirical evidence if it indeed is/is not an empathy generating machine.

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