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

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Young men are struggling socially, sexually, and in school. Why?

In their provocative ebook 'The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,' celebrated psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan say that an addiction to video games and online porn have created a generation of shy, socially awkward, emotionally removed, and risk-adverse young men who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and ...
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The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

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Overview

Young men are struggling socially, sexually, and in school. Why?

In their provocative ebook 'The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,' celebrated psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan say that an addiction to video games and online porn have created a generation of shy, socially awkward, emotionally removed, and risk-adverse young men who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school, and employment. Taking a critical look at a problem which is tearing at families and societies everywhere, 'The Demise of Guys' suggests that our young men are suffering from a new form of “arousal addiction,” and introduce a bold new plan for getting them back on track. The book is based on a popular TED Talk which Zimbardo did in 2011, and includes extensive research as well as a TED-exclusive survey that drew responses from more than 20,000 men.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014431811
  • Publisher: TED Conferences, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/19/2012
  • Series: TED Books , #14
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 146,441
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Philip G. Zimbardo is internationally recognized as the “voice and face of contemporary psychology” through his widely viewed PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, as well as his media appearances, best-selling trade books, and his classic research, the Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo has been president of the American Psychological Association (2002), president of the Western Psychological Association (twice) and chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents; he is currently chair of the Western Psychological Foundation.

Nikita Duncan recently graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in fine art and psychology. She combined these interests for her senior thesis, creating a provocative series of paintings, Orgasms: Portraits of Sexual Energy, which resulted in a book, 'Orgasms: Art & Psyche' (with Veronica Monet, Blurb, 2009). She met Zimbardo in San Francisco while her paintings were on exhibit, and she has been collaborating on projects with him ever since. She assisted him in the early development of the Heroic Imagination Project, the nonprofit he founded in 2008. She is passionate about research, writing, human sexuality and art. Check out her website at nikitaduncan.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Informative book. Dads especially should read this book.

    This book will give you incite into why young men are falling behind especially in the U.S. It truly helped me to understand how damaging porn is to society as a whole. Also, mainstream media and our celebrity culture makes it appear that men are out of style and not needed in a childs life. But, that is so false. Boys need their Dads in their lives. Dads be more involved. Help mold our boys to become responsible, productive and happy men.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    If you know a man, read this book.

    I found this book to be so informative. I think it explains so much. I haven't finished it yet, but will be interested to see if it is just informative, or if it supplies any answers as well. Well worth every cent!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Backs-Up Old School Parenting

    This is well written with significant data references that backs-up what many parents have been saying for decades - and without judgement. There are plenty of points to ponder and discuss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Please put this in book form not everyone has a nook to read it

    Please put this in book form not everyone has a nook to read it and its a very important message to be passed on

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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