Virtual and Augmented Reality for Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills


  • Chara Papoutsi N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"
  • Athanasios Drigas N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"
  • Charalabos Skianis University of the Aegean



emotional intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, emotional enhancement, autism


The development and the cultivation of emotional intelligence and of the skills it can offer to the individual are the main elements and pursuits of contemporary research. The enhancement of self-control, the reinforcement of self-criticism and self-awareness and the cultivation of the constant self-development are the most central objectives of all the people and of the scientists since they are the cornerstone for euphoria. The aim of the present study is the review and the critical reproduction of information and conclusions that have been extracted from the international bibliography regarding the issue in question. More specifically, there will be an effort to evaluate and present the significance of the activities of virtual reality and of augmented reality that contribute to the development of emotional intelligence skills. Along the same lines, there will be an important review of the articles that refer to the exploitation of such digital tools, to achieve the same results for the people suffering from autism as well. Besides, the care for all the members of the society with no exceptions, and certainly of those members that suffer from mental retardation, should be of upmost importance. The present article focuses on the role that those tools play for the amplification of the skills in the sphere of emotional intelligence not only as far as the duration of the research is concerned.

Author Biographies

Chara Papoutsi, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Chara Papoutsi is a PhD Candidate in Information and Communication Systems Engineering at the University of the Aegean in Samos, Greece. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Pedagogy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is a teacher in a primary school. She has publications on empathy and emotionalintelligence and she is also with NCSR DEMOKRITOS, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Net Media Lab, Athens, Greece,

Athanasios Drigas, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Athanasios S. Drigas is a Research Director at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, ΙΙΤ - Net Media Lab & Mind- Brain R&D, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece (e-mail:

Charalabos Skianis, University of the Aegean

    Charalabos Skianis is a professor and a Vice Rector at the University of the Aegean (Department of Information and Communication Systems) in Samos, Greece (e-mail:




How to Cite

Papoutsi, C., Drigas, A., & Skianis, C. (2021). Virtual and Augmented Reality for Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES), 9(3), pp. 35–53.