A Vivid Future Self: Immersive Virtual Reality Enhances Retirement Saving

Time and Location
Poster Session IX - Board: IX-013
Sunday May 25, 2008, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall

Hal Ersner-Hershfield
Stanford University

Jeremy Bailenson
Stanford University

Laura L. Carstensen

Laura L. Carstensen
Stanford University

Some theorists have proposed that a more vivid perception of one’s future self could help increase saving behavior. When young adults interacted with an age-morphed version of themselves in an immersive virtual reality environment, they allocated significantly more money toward retirement compared to participants in a control condition.

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