2020 Frontiers in Psychology Publication on Effect of Art in VR on Psychosocial Well-Being

Working together with Drexel University’s Dr. Girija Kaimal and Dr. Arun Ramakrishnanthis project combined art therapy with virtual reality (VR) to examine participant experiences of two virtual drawing tasks (spontaneous self-expression and rote tracing)—and the impact of an olfactory stimulus (calming fragrance blend)—on mood, stress, self-efficacy, anxiety, creative self-efficacy and wellbeing (satisfaction with life).  Our results, published in Frontiers in Psychology, show positive psychosocial responses to virtual artmaking experiences combined with fragrances.

Read more.

Mental Health Research Visual Arts Wellbeing