Monday, May 11, 2015

Psychologist Believes Boys Spending More Time With Games Bad For Humanity

Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo believes that young men are becoming more and more addicted to video games and porn that it is creating social isolation, and potentially harming future reproduction.

Hmm...it seems like I've covered this story before. Maybe it's my imagination.

In speaking with the BBC Zimbardo commented that he studied the media habits of over 20,000 young men to come to this conclusion. His interview doesn't provide details as to how this was done, if this was over decades of research, or an internet poll. And his results are currently not published in an academic journal, but in his new book "Man (Dis)Connected." We'd be curious to find out 'how' exactly he handled this study. But Zimbardo comments that we are in a unique time of history where access to pornography is so easy that it creates further isolation.

“Now, with freely available pornography, which is unique in history, they are combining playing video games, and as a break, watching on average, two hours of pornography a week."

I no of know man who does this. They would prefer to play video games over watching porn, but to each his own. The book goes into the claim that boys today are having their brains "digitally rewired." They find themselves sticking closer to home and playing games because it's comfortable. They are growing up in these environments where they are told this type of behavior is okay, but apparently it's not: they won't have babies and the whole sexbot, Futurama episode comes to fruition.

I'm going to disagree with Mr. Zimbardo, but feel free to listen to his interview. It's entertaining a "he really can't believe this," scale.

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