Abstract

In the modern age of internet telecommunication, such as Face Time, Skype, and Zoom, how does the choice of synthetic visual representation (i.e., image, or avatar) impact trust during a first impression situation? The present study evaluated morphological variations (anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, technomorphic, and hybrids) of static images' effect on participants' (n = 327) trust in the absence of any other context or cues. Findings indicated that morphology significantly impacts trust during this critical first impression. Additional findings indicate that there are clear preferences of morphological representation.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Hancock, Peter

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Degree Program

Modeling and Simulation

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008870

Language

English

Release Date

December 2024

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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