Published on in Vol 23, No 11 (2021): November

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/30624, first published .
Effects of Emotional Expressiveness of a Female Digital Human on Loneliness, Stress, Perceived Support, and Closeness Across Genders: Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects of Emotional Expressiveness of a Female Digital Human on Loneliness, Stress, Perceived Support, and Closeness Across Genders: Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects of Emotional Expressiveness of a Female Digital Human on Loneliness, Stress, Perceived Support, and Closeness Across Genders: Randomized Controlled Trial

Kate Loveys 1, MSc;  Mark Sagar 2, 3, PhD;  Xueyuan Zhang 2, PhD;  Gregory Fricchione 4, 5, MD;  Elizabeth Broadbent 1, PhD

1 Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Auckland , Auckland , NZ

2 Soul Machines Ltd , Auckland , NZ

3 Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland , Auckland , NZ

4 Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School , Boston, MA, US

5 Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MA, US

Corresponding Author:

  • Elizabeth Broadbent, PhD
  • Department of Psychological Medicine
  • The University of Auckland
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  • Email: e.broadbent@auckland.ac.nz