Jim Blascovich

Jim Blascovich is director and cofounder of the Research Center for Virtual Environments at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is Distinguished Professor of Psychology. Professor Blascovich has served as the president of major international scientific societies, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology.

Jeremy Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Professor Bailenson has been featured on PBS’s “Frontline,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” NBC’s the “Today Show,” and in TIME, Discover, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the New York Times Magazine.

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