Guide to Laboratories at the Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

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Laboratory for Virtual Reality and Cyberpsychology

The Laboratory of Virtual Reality and Cyberpsychology focuses on research on the border of basic and applied research. It offers interdisciplinary overlap in social psychology (eg establishing relationships in a virtual environment and simulating them with the possibility of changing gender, race, etc.), spatial cognition (enabling monitoring and studying of spatial behaviour and memory), educational process (creating virtual classes and content, exploration of 2D and 3D objects, communication process and virtually present persons, etc.), within therapeutic approaches focused on exposures within phobias (eg arachnophobia, fear of flying, performance in public), coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, training and coping practice in various areas of stress perception and other areas. The device also offers use in augmented reality, which allows the connection of real and virtual environments. Together with the use of psychophysiological modules, it is possible to obtain other very valuable information. The advantage is the mobility and accuracy of the device. An invaluable benefit is a tool for creating 2D and 3D simulations.

Guarantor, team, contact

PhDr. Jan Šmahaj, Ph.D.,, +420 585 633 500

Where it is (room, address)

Psychological Laboratory of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University, ground floor, Vodární 6

How it is financed

Innovation of the subject Cyberpsychology and Development of the Virtual Reality Laboratory at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacky University in Olomouc (FRUP_2015_042); Development of the existing virtual reality laboratory, strengthening of hardware performance and innovation of cyberpsychology seminars (FRUP_2016_070), Grant: TACR No. TL03000090 titled “Virtual reality and management of procedural pain in patients with burn trauma” for the years 2020 – 2023

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