Sponsored by SMU Maker Education Project
Studying can be a pretty isolating experience. Wouldn’t it be great to have a friendly face to sit with you through this stressful time? Researchers have found that the act of anthropomorphizing can alleviate the loneliness of long nights of studying and promote social connection. ¹
Visit the SMU Maker Education Project table in the Collaborative Commons to make your own study buddy to help you get through those long study sessions.
1. Epley, N., Akalis, S., Waytz, A., & Cacioppo, J. (2008). Creating Social Connection through Inferential Reproduction: Loneliness and Perceived Agency in Gadgets, Gods, and Greyhounds. Psychological Science, 19(2), 114-120.