I really enjoyed hearing fascinating insights provided by Lt. Col Grossman, West Point Psychology Professor, Professor of Military Science. The Army Ranger is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on PTSD and is a scholar in the field of human aggression and the roots of violent crime.were both scientifically founded and informative. For instance, the Lt. Col Dave Grossman observed that in 5,000 years of trained combat, there has never been “one recorded time in the history of the world” where a juvenile has committed crimes such as those at Sandy Hook. He noted that what today’s video games do is provide a reward for killing each target until there is none remaining that it has conditioned human beings to derive “pleasure from human death and suffering.” It’s “stimulus/response” repeatedly until automatic.It’s how soldiers are trained to overcome adversion to kill another person. Even the end wher players kill hem selves may echo the game re-start. Spooky.
January 9, 2013 at 9:18pm
I don’t see any places on this list that I would prefer to be or emulate in general. This is an oppurtunity to use indirect learning. We seem to be overrun by the hands-on direct learners needing to know things first-hand.