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games good books not so good

games good books not so good

Earthguy69

It's much better to study for 30 minutes, hard and focused and then game for 1 hour VS study like shit for 4 hours and think about gaming. My trick is to mix study with gaming.


trailerhippie

Same! I will do this with house chores/errands as well. Like, ok if I knock out the grocery store and cleaning out the fridge now then I can play games guilt free until it's time to make dinner! I am also obsessed with tv shows so the only way to get me to exercise is to have a sitcom going in the same room 🤣 whatever works. Lol


BigTiddyOrc

Well duh, games are literally designed to stimulate the pleasure centers of your brain while studying is taxing and frustrating since you're training your brain to retain the information. Of course games are going to be more fun.


2homestead2

skinner box


moor9776

Your moms a SKINner box


Catblaster5000

Well, I think skinnerboxes are usually more about exploitation and manipulation. Like lootboxes or something. I wouldn't say your run of the mil game usually qualifies as a skinnerbox unless they're using manipulative tactics like that, ya know? Otherwise it's just entertainment, like movies or something.


LastBaron

The original Skinner box in the behaviorist experiments did not come with any kind of moral connotations like that, it was literally just a box with positive and negative reinforcements to teach/reinforce certain behaviors. Original versions of the experiment were with positive reinforcement, ie the rat presses a specific button and gets a reward, so they learn to press the button. It was a demonstration of how rudimentary learning/habit formation works. Not just bad habits, literally anything we learn to do. Video games are absolutely a Skinner box insofar as they provide positive reinforcement in the form of lights, sounds, and a sense of progress so you learn the press the buttons and play the game a certain way.


Catblaster5000

Fair enough. I suppose I was just gathering how the phrase is typically used as a colloquialism.


LastBaron

Lol yeah. I majored in psych and this stuff got drilled into us at pretty much every course level. Skinner boxes and cognitive dissonance are the stuff that gets popularized (usually a little bit skewed from their initial meaning but with the general gist intact).


petesapai

Who would have thunk it?


Roeckler

When you read every single book in skyrim, but never touched a real one😬


No-Mushroom-9642

Books are awesome what are you talking about op?


Azazir

pretty sure OP is just potato. he means gaming good, studying bad. as there's no books mentioned at all


awelxtr

People generalize books way too much. Reading a novel isn't the same as reading a 2 inch thick economics book.


socokid

It depends on whether or not you are really in to economics.


doctorbloodborne

Games good, books good. Overpriced textbooks bad


Spideryote

Metro 2033-2035 are the exception


cOniatch

yeah


379511

Today I spent 4 hours doing an online Final Exam for College and was so exhausted that I had to sleep for a bit; Yet I can do 10 Hours+ of gaming


GirthyBirther

r/titlegore


Renzetii-chan

This is me whenever I try to study math


Catblaster5000

It's difficult man, for sure. Worth it though. Don't give up on studyin, ya'll, it's more important then you might think.


[deleted]

Studying a topic you're truly passionate about can be just as fun and fulfilling as playing games, at least for me. I mean, I don't think some game designers study Psychology for the hell of it. They study it to make more enjoyable and addicting games based on how the brain works.


El_Wanderer_2001

Depends on the study topic. This is me


ShakeNBakeUK

story of my life (:


Pixelmite

Haha that is so me


maxsteel126

Same for watching 1 hour walkthrough when you're stuck at a level VS a 10 minutes Data structure video on YouTube


kawman02

This hits too close to home


NuruSpirit

Definitely me lmao! Fuck books


socokid

No shit? You mean to tell me that doing something fun is easier than working? ... You don't say...