Should you expect that playing as a sexually objectified avatar like Lara Croft to impact women’s attitudes towards their own bodies or to create other harmful attitudes? My guests this episode engaged in what they called “adversarial collaboration” to run a study and find out. One didn’t think they would find an effect from playing as Mrs. Croft. The other did. Find out who was right.
This episode’s guest experts, Dr. Daniell Lindner and Dr. Chris Ferguson from Stetson University.
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