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desensitization | desensitization

steve-hauk's picture
If, as some claim, violent video games and films have contributed to the desentsitization that has led to our killing culture, then certainly football can also be blamed. We have been trained to continue to cheer the game even though we now know there is ongoing brain damage in every contest. If...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a friend about what might be called "fear of feeling too good." Both of us had observed how peak moments, when delight fills us to overflowing, can be dogged by a censorious voice: Be careful, the voice says. Don't get carried away! Sometimes...
pat-bertram's picture
Sheri Parks, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, says that many teens today have had years of exposure to violent video games and media images, which studies show desensitizes them to violence. How odd to think that there are now studies showing this desensitization. Many of today...