Need help working through a personal crisis? Just pretend you’re Freud

Huffington Post

If you’re in the midst of a personal crisis and trying to figure out the best solution, here’s a trick that just might help you find the answer: Pretend you’re Sigmund Freud, and give yourself the same counsel you’d expect to get from the father of psychoanalysis.

That’s the idea behind a new University of Barcelona study, which found that a small group of male study participants who adopted Freud’s avatar in a virtual reality scenario gave themselves better psychological advice than when the used their own avatars.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707. EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.