Saturday, June 11, 2011
I have learned alot during this summer class. We have covered alot of different topics regarding motivation. I had no idea that there were so many topics to cover about motivation. But none the less, I completely enjoyed all of them, somewhat. We covered topics like addictions, drives, needs, and self motivation. Even though that is not all the topcs we covered, that gives a good indication on what we did for the past month.
My favorite topic this course was about addiction. When people think of addiction, they automatically think of drugs or alcohol. But people do not think of video gaming addiction. I think right now, its the most upcoming addiction in the world. There are plenty of people out there that are losing jobs or even even their families because they love to stay in this virtual world that doesn't harm them in any way. In this clip, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8hfK3RQs2g , you see a teenager addicted to one of the worlds most famous games. Also, people think of only "nerdy people" play video games. A NBA player, Gordan Hayward(left) plays a video game called StarCraft2. Here, he streams his video game. This is where people can watch him play (http://www.teamliquid.net/video/streams/GordonHayward). Games are made to play to have fun, not to be so addicted that you start to ruin your life. Video game addiction is a serious problem in world today.
Posted by Mathew Coulter at 4:04 PM
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I agree that it is a problem. It may not be physically harming the individual but the effects it has can be harmful. Emotional disconnect from friends and family. I also feel that it affects children as they are sitting in the classroom trying to focus on the lessons being taught. Many children are thought to have ADHD or an inattention issue. I feel that many(and NOT all) are so used to the 2-4 second reinforced stimulation of games that it can make the teacher extra uninteresting.ReplyDelete
Thanks for bringing up this topic because you are correct, not many people think that this is considered an addiction.