Mayu Koike

The Psychological and Social Benefits of Romantic Anthropomorphism

Romantic relationships benefit our physical and mental well-being (Slatcher & Selcuk, 2017; Uchino, 2006). Due to over-idealised expectations, creation and maintenance of such relationships in reality might be difficult. Alternatively, how about having a virtual romantic partner instead? Anthropomorphism (the tendency to regard non-human agents as having human-like characteristics) has been neglected by researchers regarding […]