Visible to the public Can Social Agents elicit Shame as Humans do?

TitleCan Social Agents elicit Shame as Humans do?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSchneeberger, Tanja, Scholtes, Mirella, Hilpert, Bernhard, Langer, Markus, Gebhard, Patrick
Conference Name2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII)
Date Publishedsep
KeywordsAtmospheric measurements, behavioural sciences computing, emotions, experiment, Games, human factors, Humanoid robots, Interviews, Job Interview Training, job interviews, psychology, pubcrawl, Scalability, shame, social agent, Social Agents, social agents elicit shame, social emotion shame, Training
AbstractThis paper presents a study that examines whether social agents can elicit the social emotion shame as humans do. For that, we use job interviews, which are highly evaluative situations per se. We vary the interview style (shame-eliciting vs. neutral) and the job interviewer (human vs. social agent). Our dependent variables include observational data regarding the social signals of shame and shame regulation as well as self-assessment questionnaires regarding the felt uneasiness and discomfort in the situation. Our results indicate that social agents can elicit shame to the same amount as humans. This gives insights about the impact of social agents on users and the emotional connection between them.
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