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Could VR help reduce sexual harassment?

Todd Maddox (photo Amalgam Insights)

W. Todd Maddox, a psychologist and contributing analyst at Amalgam Insights, has an interesting proposition. He thinks that virtual reality could greatly improve sexual harassment training.

In a blog post, he pointed out that “traditional computer-based approaches do their best to define, describe and demonstrate sexual harassment behavior” by targeting the cognitive skills learning system in the brain,” which he says is fine for “hard skill training, but not soft skill training, such as the training needed to reduce the incidence sexual harassment.”

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