Selected Publications Virtual Reality Lab for Conflict Research (VR-CORE)

The publications of the VR-CORE Lab reflect the interdisciplinary focus of our research, spanning across the fields of communication, psychology, and human-technology interaction.

Link: Hasler, B. S., Leshem, O. A., Hasson, Y., Landau, D. H., Krayem, Y., Blatansky, C., ... & Halperin, E. (2023). Young generations’ hopelessness perpetuates long-term conflicts. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 4926.

Link: Seinfeld, S., Hasler, B. S., Banakou, D., & Levy, J. (2022). Editorial: Virtual reality and empathy. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 1-4.

Link: Bluman, M., Snider, K. L., Baratz, G., Cohen, A., Canetti, D., & Hasler, B. S. (2023). Virtual reality-based joy induction: the role of interactivity and prior mood. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 26(4), 229-237.

Link: Hasler, B. S., Landau, D., Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Giron, J., Levy, J., Halperin, E., & Friedman, D. (2021). Virtual reality-based conflict resolution: The impact of immersive 360° video on changing view points and moral judgment in the context of violent intergroup conflict. New Media & Society, 23(8), 2255-2278.

Link: Cohen, D., Landau, D. H., Friedman, D., Hasler, B. S., Levit-Binnun, N., & Golland, N. (2021). Exposure to social suffering in virtual reality boosts compassion and facial synchrony. Computers in Human Behavior, 122, 106781.

Link: Hoter, E., Nagar, I., & Hasler, B. S. (2021). Intergroup attitudes and interpersonal relationships in online contact between groups in conflict. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 4(3), 208-223.

Link: Peled, A., Leinonen, T., & Hasler, B. (2020). The potential of telepresence robots for intergroup contact. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA 2020), Online, November 5-6, 2020.

Link: Landau, D. H., Hasler, B. S., & Friedman, D. (2020). Virtual Embodiment Using 180° Stereoscopic Video. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1229.

Link: Hasson, Y., Schori-Eyal, N., Landau, D., Hasler, B. S., Levy, J., Friedman, D., & Halperin, E. (2019). The enemy’s gaze: Immersive virtual environments enhance peace promoting attitudes and emotions in violent intergroup conflicts. PLoS ONE, 14(9): e0222342.

Link: . Hasler, B. S. (2018). The art and science of virtual reality-based conflict resolution: Virtual reality as an empathy machine? In N. Lemelshtrich Latar, J. Wind, & O. Lever (Eds.), Can art aid in resolving conflicts?, Amsterdam: Frame.

Links: English | Hebrew: Rubin, M., & Hasler, B. (2018). Through the other’s eyes: How VR can transform diplomacy. The Arena – Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, September 28, 2018.

Link: Hasler, B. S., Spanlang, B., & Slater, M. (2017). Virtual race transformation reverses racial in-group bias. PLoS ONE, 12(4): e0174965.

Link: Hasler, B. S., Salomon, O., Tuchman, P., Lev-Tov, A., & Friedman, D. (2017). Real-time gesture translation in intercultural communication. AI & Society, 32(1), 25-35.

Link: Segal, A. & Hasler Lev-Tov, B. (2016). Technology in the service of international conflict resolution, TransConflict, June 27, 2016.

Link: Amichai-Hamburger, Y., Hasler, B. S., & Shani Sherman, T. (2015). Structured and unstructured intergroup contact in the digital age. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 515-522.

Link: Hasler, B. S., Hirschberger, G., Shani Sherman, T., & Friedman, D. A. (2014). Virtual peacemakers: Mimicry increases empathy in simulated contact with virtual outgroup members. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 17(12), 766-771.

Link: Hasler, B. S., & Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2013). Online intergroup contact. In Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.), The social net: Understanding our online behavior (2nd ed., pp. 220-252). New York: Oxford University Press.

Link: Hasler, B. S., & Friedman, D. A. (2012). Sociocultural conventions in avatar-mediated nonverbal communication: A cross-cultural analysis of virtual proxemics. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 41(3), 238-259.

Link: Hasler, B. S. (2011). Intercultural collaborative learning in virtual worlds. In R. Hinrichs & C. Wankel (Eds.), Transforming virtual world learning. Cutting-edge technologies in higher education (Vol. 4, pp. 271-310). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Link: Labhart, N., & Hasler, B. S. (2011). The ShanghAI Lectures: Connecting continents in cyberspace. Proceedings of the 2nd European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011, (pp. 289-291), Budapest, Hungary, May 4-6, 2011.