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Personality Psychology :: 17. 11. 2009 ::
:: Dissociation and Second Life
  Francesca Collins
Monash University
  Dissociation is when conscious mental processes are compartmentalised from each other. For example, day-dreaming, zoning out while playing computer games and holding a conversation while driving in heavy traffic all involve dissociation of consciousness. The Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) has been used to measure dissociation for over twenty years. I have found that the questionnaire is equally valid and reliable whether it is delivered via pen and paper or via the Web. Now I would like to find out whether it is just as valid and reliable when delivered in a virtual world like Second Life. Participation involves completing the DES, a 28-question questionnaire which takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be done in your own time. All you need is access to Second Life.
this study takes place in the virtual world, Second Life.