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Jakki Bailey

Assistant Professor


Child Development and Media, Virtual Reality, Media Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction


Jakki Bailey specializes in immersive media, and its influence on cognition, behavior, and learning. Bailey examines the psychological implications of immersive virtual reality (VR) on child development, and is currently studying VR’s influence on children’s cognitive skills and social responses. Her past research has included studying how technology affects behavior change such as through Internet-based programs to reduce the risk of mental disorders and leveraging VR to promote pro-environmental behaviors among adult populations. In addition, she has used VR to test some of the mechanisms behind embodiment’s influence on perception. In addition to her academic research and service, Bailey has advised children’s media company executives on the psychological, social, and ethical implications of VR in youth’s lives. She has completed her Ph.D. in Communication at Stanford University, and was the recipient of the 2016-2017 Sesame Workshop Dissertation Award. Before earning her Ph.D., Bailey earned a B.A. in Communication, and Masters in Sociology with a Social Psychology emphasis from Stanford University.

Ph.D., Communication, Stanford University; M.A., Sociology, Stanford University; B.A., Communication, Stanford University

Year Semester Course Number Course Title
2018 Spring INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Designing User Interfaces for Children
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