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Anyone read books by Philip Zimbardo?
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 I guess he has written a lot about social conditioning and groupthink type stuff. I just ordered two books called "The Psychology of Attitude Change and Social Influence" and "Shyness: What it is What to do about it".

Pretty excited to check out his stuff. He's a professor at Stanford. 
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Stanford prison experiment guy. No doubt his books will be good. Tho I think he wrote time paradox which I didn't think sounded up to the level of the spe.
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Yea I saw that book too, but I was more interested in these other ones. 
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Stanford prison experiment guy. No doubt his books will be good. Tho I think he wrote time paradox which I didn't think sounded up to the level of the spe.
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Interesting, thanks for posting!
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 Haha, is he the guy who did that fucked up prison experiment?  I was just watching a natgeo documentary on netflix that talked about it called "Science of Evil" 
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zimbardo married the girl who demanded he stop the prison experiment.

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 Love that video. Pretty cool guy
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That's the first time I hear about Arousal Addiction, i'm very intrigued. Do you guys think it has something to do with male success in male dominating fields like Technology? Technology changes all the time, so you must be addicted to the new content and events happening....

There's a book called the Hypomanic Edge. Very interesting, it goes on explaining that hypomania (The only difference with mania is that you're functional) gives entrepreneurs an edge over thoes who don't have it. Reason is they're more optimistic, energetic, bold, etc.

I'm not sure if Pornography and Video games are really ruining men. Top executives have been found to have lots of porn in their computers. The BEST Wall street traders have the most porn. Testosterone plays an effect in career success, and porn raises testerone. Ofcourse if that is that's ALL you do you're fucked.

Video games are also showing to reveal a postivie effect. Fluid Intelligence has began to increase exponentially from the 90's, this is problem solving skills and video games becoming the main source of entertainment are to blame.

Vide games are also becoming VERY social, think of MMO's. IBM studies show that leaders in World of War Craft are more effective at managing international projects where digital devices are used to organize eachother than MBA's from Harvard. Business Dashboards are going to look more like these video games in the enxt 5 years and the concept of "Gamification" will restructure Information Management. So if you're NOT playing video Games right now, you're kinda fucked in business...
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Interesting points! Definitely + and - from modern male traits and technology. I'd suggest you check out if you haven't already "The wisdom of psychopaths" which is a great book that sounds similar to what youre saying about hypomania, such as that successful people in business/politics are "functional psychopaths" in some ways at least. Another way to look at this topic of successful people is the book "Flow: Psychology of optimal experience" which says that these people are very present and in a flow state with high concentration, but it's saying the same things. So it's cool I think to look at the "same thing" from different angles. 

And then along the lines of technology like video games, but more geared towards the internet and email, is a book called "the shallows". That would argue the opposite of what you said about the benefits of video games, and says that people using computers/internet/vid games too much lose the ability to focus on one thing for an extended amount of time, and they move from one petty activity to the next, in effect becoming "shallow" in personality and lifestyle. But yea, it's important to look at the + and - of these things. 

I'll defninitely consider that book you mentioned, haven't heard of it before! :)
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That's the first time I hear about Arousal Addiction, i'm very intrigued. Do you guys think it has something to do with male success in male dominating fields like Technology? Technology changes all the time, so you must be addicted to the new content and events happening....

There's a book called the Hypomanic Edge. Very interesting, it goes on explaining that hypomania (The only difference with mania is that you're functional) gives entrepreneurs an edge over thoes who don't have it. Reason is they're more optimistic, energetic, bold, etc.

I'm not sure if Pornography and Video games are really ruining men. Top executives have been found to have lots of porn in their computers. The BEST Wall street traders have the most porn. Testosterone plays an effect in career success, and porn raises testerone. Ofcourse if that is that's ALL you do you're fucked.

Video games are also showing to reveal a postivie effect. Fluid Intelligence has began to increase exponentially from the 90's, this is problem solving skills and video games becoming the main source of entertainment are to blame.

Vide games are also becoming VERY social, think of MMO's. IBM studies show that leaders in World of War Craft are more effective at managing international projects where digital devices are used to organize eachother than MBA's from Harvard. Business Dashboards are going to look more like these video games in the enxt 5 years and the concept of "Gamification" will restructure Information Management. So if you're NOT playing video Games right now, you're kinda fucked in business...







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haha yeah I'm a giant fan of philip, you'll love the psychology of attitude change and social influence. I don't think there'll be much value in the shyness book as it talks about EXTREME cases of shyness in his studies and the implications of it aren't really as drastic as he makes it appear in the book, also it is quite outdated and there are a lot more books on the subject now that cover it in further depth.

Influence by Cialdini is a bit more of a practical version of the first book, if you have any questions feel free to shoot, the second I learned about him I went apeshit :)
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