‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation

24 May

Interesting article… The more I read about this kinda stuff the more disturbing it is. Why does mainstream society not seem to understand the problem?



Editor’s note: Psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo is a professor emeritus at Stanford University and is world-renowned for his 1971 research, the Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo teamed up with artist and psychologist Nikita Duncan to write “The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” released Wednesday by TED Books.

(CNN) — Is the overuse of video games and pervasiveness of online porn causing the demise of guys?

Increasingly, researchers say yes, as young men become hooked on arousal, sacrificing their schoolwork and relationships in the pursuit of getting a tech-based buzz.

Every compulsive gambler, alcoholic or drug addict will tell you that they want increasingly more of a game or drink or drug in order to get the same quality of buzz.

Video game and porn addictions are different. They are “arousal addictions,” where the attraction is in the novelty, the variety or…

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One Response to “‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation”

  1. eatmyscabs May 28, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    I was having a conversation with my mother about video games. I really think they (video games) are raising a generation of addicts. I don’t allow my kids to play them. They don’t need them for so many reasons. As always, thanks for the great info.

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