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The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

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Is the rampant overuse of video games and online porn causing the demise of guys?

In their new TED Book, Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo— leader of the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment—and co-author Nikita Duncan suggest that just might be the case. Based on survey responses from 20,000 men, numerous individual interviews and dozens of studies, Zimbardo and Duncan propose
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Kindle Edition, 80 pages
Published 2012 by Amazon
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George
Feb 10, 2013 George rated it liked it
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

"To a young man, the thrill-packed worlds of online porn and video games are far more exciting than real life. And these sources of stimulation are now totally pervasive"

The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Again. If it's not a pool table in River City, then it's video games in Visalia or porn in Poughkeepsie. At one time or another it's been movies, pool halls, gambling, comic books, alcohol, drugs, Al Capone, television, jazz, pinball machines, rock 'n roll, homosexua
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Daniel Namie
May 28, 2012 Daniel Namie rated it it was amazing
"The good things in life usually take a commitment to success, to delaying gratification, to putting work before play and to understanding the importance and vitality of the Social Contract—giving to others with the assumption of reciprocal giving back."

-- Phillip Zimbardo and Nikta Duncan

The "Demise of Guys: Why boys are Struggling and What They Can Do About It” By Phillip Zimbardo and Nikta Duncan. The undercurrent argument that arises in Zimbardo and Duncan book is how to define a man. In on
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Libby Broadbent
Jun 04, 2012 Libby Broadbent rated it it was amazing
So... disturbing! I teach high school, and I can see so many of these quirks being manifested in our young people, and not only the boys. There is a general apathy and lack of social conscience that is disturbing. Is it the fault of social networking? We no longer need the direct physical contact between people to teach us the social mores that led to work ethic and manners and conscience in the past, and young people now feel they are entitled to a social voice that isn't tempered with wisdom, ...more
David
May 29, 2012 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, ibooks
A brief ebook that attempts to diagnose the issues with boys in America. After presenting numerous facts that demonstrate "the demise of boys", Zimbardo focuses on online porn and video games as drivers of the demise. While Zimbardo may be overplaying this thesis, there is no doubt that porn and video games are contributors. The ebook ends with a set of actionable ideas that may help out. Key among the ideas: boys need positive role models in their lives - dads, uncles, brothers, grandfathers, o ...more
Maria
Feb 24, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2014
Refreshing and wonderful insight.

As a feminist, I appreciated this book. It showed that while girls are struggling, so are our boys. Our boys feel emasculated, due to the belief that they must be masculine to be considered of worth. Both our girls and boys are hindered to enhance their full potential as individual people because of gender roles and ideals that later lead to insecurity. Other than that, gender equality is often associated with being genderless. We, as a society, can enhance indiv
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Dr. Philip George Zimbardo is an American psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is president of the Heroic Imagination Project. He is known for his Stanford prison study, and authorship of various introductory psychology books and textbooks for college students, including The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox.
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