Would Being Forced to Use This ‘Obese’ Avatar Affect Your Physical Fitness?

A new study in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication takes a look at how the physical activity of a player changes depending on whether or not the game they’re playing uses a normal or obese avatar. There’s one problem. Neither of the avatars look obese. We spoke to one the scientists involved to see what was up.

Source: Would Being Forced to Use This ‘Obese’ Avatar Affect Your Physical Fitness?

The article doesn’t mention how long the Proteus Effect was tracked.  I mention this because there’s already been studies to demonstrate that fat shaming does not work, quite the opposite in fact.

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