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Current Event February 17, 2017

Debate: Can Virtual Reality Make You More Empathetic?


Charities are beginning to use virtual reality as a way to make donors feel more empathetic to a cause and potentially increase the amount they might donate. Several charities have created virtual reality experiences designed to put ordinary people in the place of others who are suffering. The hope is that virtual reality will make these unfamiliar experiences more concrete, and therefore, make people feel more empathetic. Listen to learn more about the virtual reality experiences being developed and then debate whether you think virtual reality can make you more empathetic.

Psychology Technology

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National Public Radio © 2017 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 01/09/2017


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