A while back I posted a link to an article that showed evidence that we adopt the moral stance of the people we read in fiction. There's another experiment that gives further evidence for that phenomenon, except with video games: Effects of a violent video game depend on whether you're Superman or the Joker
Christian Happ and his colleagues recruited 60 students (20 men) with varied video gaming experience and had them spend 15 minutes playing the violent and bloody beat-em-up game Mortal Combat vs.
The indirect impact of a digital world influences people through the exosystem. Examples of how an exosystem impacts an adolescents life is seen through advances in school technologies, changes in government standards, issues at parents workplaces, or significant technology advancements. Effects of the exosystem on adolescents may seem subtle but the impact can disrupt their lives in profound ways. The difficulty is in understanding the indirect nature of consequences impacting the adolescent....
I recently completed an analysis of a micro-system for my Systems Theory class using the Banathy (1992) systems-environment model of analysis. This was a difficult assignment for me, and managing the complexity of the task was decidedly outside of my comfort zone. The end product, while being my best effort, was not my best work. So, I'm left with the task of accepting that this first paper was the start of a process in which I come to a more thorough understanding of system theory and the knotted, tangled, convoluted process of analyzing complex systems.
@lakesly Thanks for making systems thinking videos downloadable from Vimeo. Lectures may be better disconnected from Internet than having to sit in front of computer. http://coevolving.com/blogs/index.php/archive/201310-lectures-at-aalto-university/ on web --> and .
Hi Team! Below is a short description from the QED website highlighting the interesting fixed vs. growth mindset topic that came up towards the end of our evening. Check it out and lets talk more about it next time! And thanks again for your wonderful contributions tonight! Without further ado...
Mindset, the seminal book by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, unpacks the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
I had put this book down for a couple of days and I had the opportunity to get back to it. I am on chapter 3 and came across some fascinating knowledge about learning.
On page 103:
I will be perfectly honest, I had never even considered this statement and I will have to mull this over for awhile.