Volume 13 - Summer 2015


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Preface     V

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva and Mark D. Wiederhold


The New Dawn of Virtual Reality in Health Care: Medical Simulation and Experiential Interface      3                                                   

Giuseppe Riva and Brenda K. Wiederhold

Critical Reviews

Defining Cyberbullying: A Multiple Perspectives Approach      9                                  

Alexandra Alipan, Jason Skues, Stephen Theiler and Lisa Wise

Explaining Work Exhaustion from a Coping Theory Perspective: Roles of Techno-Stressors and Technology-Specific Coping Strategies     14

Fulvio Gaudioso, Ofir Turel and Carlo Galimberti

Evaluation Studies

If You Build It, They Will Come, but What Will Wounded Warriors Experience? Presence in the CAREN      23

Krista B. Highland, Sarah E. Kruger and Michael J. Roy

Evaluating User Experience of Augmented Reality Eyeglasses      28

Luciano Gamberini, Valeria Orso, Andrea Beretta, Giulio Jacucci, Anna Spagnolli and Romina Rimondi

Bridging Minds: A Mixed Methodology to Assess Networked Flow      33

Carlo Galimberti, Alice Chirico, Eleonora Brivio, Elvis Mazzoni, Giuseppe Riva, Luca Milani and Andrea Gaggioli

Teaching-Learning: Stereoscopic 3D Versus Traditional Methods in Mexico City         37

Laura Mendoza Oropeza, Ricardo Ortiz Sánchez and Raúl Ojeda Villagómez

The Effect of 3D Audio and Other Audio Techniques on Virtual Reality Experience      44

Willem-Paul Brinkman, Allart R.D. Hoekstra and René van Egmond

The Role of Expectations in Game-Based Training       49

Christine Kreutzer and Clint Bowers

Decision Making and Cognitive Behavioral Flexibility in a OCD Sample: A Study in a Virtual Environment       53

Filippo la Paglia, Caterina la Cascia, Rosalinda Rizzo, Giuseppe Riva and Daniele la Barbera

Measuring Co-Presence and Social Presence in Virtual Environments – Psychometric Construction of a German Scale for a  Fear of Public Speaking Scenario      58

Sandra Poeschl and Nicola Doering

Being Present in Space: The Role of Allocentric and Egocentric Reference Frames        64

Silvia Serino, Daniel Mestre, Pierre Mallet, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Grégory Smialek, Pietro Cipresso and Giuseppe Riva

Combining Face-to-Face Therapy with Computerized Techniques: A Therapists’ Attitudes Survey    69

Jonathan G. Shalom, Roee Israel and Nira Shalom

Virtual Reality to Train Diagnostic Skills in Eating Disorders. Comparison of Two Low Cost Systems    75

José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Marta Ferrer-García, Joana Pla-Sanjuanelo, Antonio Andrés-Pueyo and Antoni Talarn-Caparrós

How to Protect Children from Internet Predators: A Phenomenological Study      82    

Rodney Alexander

Original Research

The Identity Mapping Project: Demographic Differences in Patterns of Distributed Identity    91

Richard L. Gilbert, John David N. Dionisio, Andrew Forney and Philip Dorin

Using a Facebook Group as an Adjunct to a Pilot mHealth Physical Activity Intervention: A Mixed Methods Approach      97

Megan A. Pumper, Jason A. Mendoza, Alina Arseniev-Koehler, Matthew Holm, Alan Waite and Megan A. Moreno

Chasing The ‘Like’: Adolescent Use of Social Networking Sites in Australia         102

Louise la Sala, Jason Skues, Lisa Wise and Stephen Theiler

Being in an Avatar: Action and Embodiment in a Digital Me        107

Stefano Triberti, Silvia Serino, Luca Argenton and Giuseppe Riva

Language in Online Dating Texts: Trait Identification, Homophily, and Their Effect on Attraction        112

Nicola Fox Hamilton, Chris Fullwood and Grainne Kirwan

External Eating as a Predictor of Cue-Reactivity to Food-Related Virtual Environments       117

Marta Ferrer-Garcia, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Joana Pla-Sanjuanelo, Ferran Vilalta-Abella, Alexis Andreu-Gracia, Antonios Dakanalis, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Adela Fusté-Escolano, Joan Ribas-Sabaté, Giuseppe Riva, Carmina Saldaña and Isabel Sánchez

GETSmart: Guided Education and Training via Smart Phones to Promote Resilience    123

Michael J. Roy, Krista B. Highland and Michelle A. Costanzo

InSPAL: A Novel Immersive Virtual Learning Programme    129

Julia Byrne, Horace H.S. Ip, Kate Shuk-Ying Lau, Richard Chen Li, Amy Tso and Catherine Choi

Effect of Telephone Calls and Text Messages on Goal Attainment in a Ehealth Coaching Service        135

Eleonora Brivio, Fabiana Gatti, Carlo Galimberti, Paolo Gambini and Maurizio Binello

Clinical Observations

Trait and State Craving as Indicators of Validity of VR-Based Software for Binge Eating Treatment        141

Joana Pla-Sanjuanelo, Marta Ferrer-Garcia, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Ferran Vilalta-Abella, Alexis Andreu-Gracia,  Antonios Dakanalis, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Adela Fusté-Escolano, Joan Ribas-Sabaté, Giuseppe Riva, Carmina Saldaña and Isabel Sánchez

Robotic Companions for Older People: A Case Study in the Wild       147

Nicola Doering, Katja Richter, Horst-Michael Gross, Christof Schroeter, Steffen Mueller, Michael Volkhardt, Andrea Scheidig, Klaus Debes

Movement-Based VR Gameplay Therapy for a Child with Cerebral Palsy      153

Sharon Stansfield, Carole Dennis, Hélène Larin and Courtney Gallagher

Development of a Virtual Environment Based on the Perceived Characteristics of Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia        158

Ferran Vilalta-Abella, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado and Joana Pla-Sanjuanelo

A Pilot Study Using Mindfulness-Guided-Relaxation & Biofeedback to Alleviate Stress in a Group     163                                                       

Stephen Theiler

Rehabilitation Tool: A Pilot Study on a New Neuropsychological Interactive Training System       168

Stefano Cardullo, Luciano Gamberini, Silvia Milan and Daniela Mapelli

Work in Progress

Virtual Reality for Artificial Intelligence: Human-Centered Simulation for Social Science    177 

Pietro Cipresso and Giuseppe Riva

Importance of Virtual Reality to Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, Study Design of a Randomized Trial     182

Robert N. McLay, Alicia Baird, Jennifer Murphy, William Deal, Lily Tran, Heather Anson, Warren Klam and Scott Johnston

Modeling Aggression and Bullying: A Complex Systems Approach       187

George Mudrak and Sudhanshu Kumar Semwal

Confronting Auditory Hallucinations Using Virtual Reality: The Avatar Therapy       192

Mar Rus-Calafell, Philippa Garety, Tom Ward, Geoff Williams, Mark Huckvale, Julian Leff and Thomas K.J. Craig

NO-FEAR Airlines: A Computer-Aided Self-Help Treatment for Flying Phobia        197

Soledad Quero, Daniel Campos, Antonio Riera Del Amo, Juana Bretón-López, Miquel Tortella-Feliu, Rosa Ma. Baños, Cristina Botella

Human Instruments: Accessible Musical Instruments for People with Varied Physical Ability       202

Vahakn Matossian and Rolf Gehlhaar

Presence at a Distance         208

Lise Haddouk