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Racism? There’s an App for That

Avatars can facilitate an expanded sense of self that affects us at a gut level. When FaceFries users talk through avatars of different races, or mate their own face with those of different ethnic background to generate offspring faces that merge characteristics of both, their sense of personal identity is subtly transformed. Read More

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Liane Gabora, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia.

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