Hold On To Your Seat, Kids Who Play Too Many Video Games and Watch Too Much Porn Experience ‘Masculinity Crisis’ According To Study

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Via- Independent

leading psychologist has warned that young men are facing a crisis of masculinity due to excessive use of video games and pornography.

Psychologist and professor emeritus at Stanford University Phillip Zimbardo has made the warnings, which form a major part of his latest book, Man (Dis)Connected.

He said: “Our focus is on young men who play video games to excess, and do it in social isolation – they are alone in their room.”

“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.”

Zimbardo says there is a “crisis” amongst young men, a high number of whom are experiencing a “new form of addiction” to excessive use of pornography and video games.

Zimbardo said: “For me, ‘excess’ is not the number of hours, it’s a psychological change in mindset.”

Giving an example of the mindset of a gaming and pornography-addicted young man, he says: “When I’m in class, I’ll wish I was playing World of Warcraft. When I’m with a girl, I’ll wish I was watching pornography, because I’ll never get rejected.”

Zimbardo claims that this relatively new phenomenon is affecting the minds of young men.

Citing the research he and his team conducted for the book, he says: “It begins to change brain function. It begins to change the reward centre of the brain, and produces a kind of excitement and addiction.”

“What I’m saying is – boys’ brains are becoming digitally rewired.”

He also mentioned the growing problem of a disputed phenomenon called ‘porn-induced erectile dysfunction’, or PIED: “Young boys who should be virile are now having a problem getting an erection.”

In his opinion, the solution is to accept that the problem is serious – parents must become aware of the number of hours a child is spending alone in their room playing games and watching porn at the expense of other activities.

Phillip Zimbardo is famous for the 1971 Stanford prison experiment, in which 24 students were asked to play the roles of ‘guards’ and ‘prisoners’ in a mock prison at Standford University. Intended to last for two weeks, the experiment was abandoned after six days, after the previously normal ‘guards’ became extremely sadistic and the ‘prisoners’ became submissive and depressed.

 

 

Well would you look at Sigmund fucking Freud over here. Oh, kids who lock themselves in their rooms and play GTA and watch bukake flicks for 2 hours a week aren’t what you’d consider a man’s man? Well, color me fucked. Man, I sure messed up. Should have ditched that sports administration degree for a psych major and then made a career for myself giving no brainer speeches about shit that everyone already knows. Show up to Yale and chat about how girls who send nudes at a younger age are at a higher risk for teen pregnancy, then head on over to Harvard and host a symposium about the connection between the number of sappy country lyrics posted on Twitter and mental instability. I can’t even hate on the guy either. Dude has found a way to make maximum profit for minimum effort. That’s what they call the American dream. Some folks sit in a cubicle and stack paper for four decades, some folks sell drugs, some folks talk about video games and porn related impotence for two hours. Meanwhile I’m sitting here in my cubicle collecting an entry level salary hoping my boss doesn’t look over my shoulder and catch me writing this post. What a life. Cake walk city.

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1 Response to Hold On To Your Seat, Kids Who Play Too Many Video Games and Watch Too Much Porn Experience ‘Masculinity Crisis’ According To Study

  1. Prof.mcstevie says:

    …whose watching porn anymore? The good shit is in the improbable stuff on paper.

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