The use of virtual reality for language investigation and learning

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Virtual Reality (VR) is a technological tool traditionally used in psychology for clinical purposes or self-empowerment: a huge number of papers have documented the validity of treatments provided or supported by VR. Most of these have illustrated protocols for the treatment of anxiety disorders: from simple phobias (Krijn et al., 2007), to panic disorders (Botella et al., 2007), post-traumatic stress disorder (Gerardi et al., 2008), and generalized anxiety disorder (Repetto et al., 2009, 2013b; Repetto and Riva, 2011); recently, VR has also been effectively employed for stress management in a non-clinical population (Gaggioli et al., 2014).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1280
Number of pages1
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • embodied language
  • language learning
  • second language acquisition
  • virtual agents
  • virtual reality


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