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Today: Can excessive gaming cause a 'crisis of masculinity'?

May 7th, 2015

Episode 345 of 1340 episodes

Excessive use of video games and free online pornography is pushing young men into a crisis of masculinity that leaves them bored in school, disinterested in human contact, and opting out of society. That's the warning from US psychologist Dr Philip Zimbardo, famous for the controversial Stanford Prison experiment from 1971, in his new book Man (Dis)connected. Is he right? Professor Philip Zimbardo is co-author of Man (Dis)connected, who made his name as a psychologist in the 1970s with the Stanford Prison Experiment and Dr Andrew Przybylski of the Oxford Internet Institute, has researched the effects of gaming and online behaviour on adolescents.

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