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Sexual Identity Crisis in Young Men

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo’s latest book Man (Dis)connected argues that the excessive use of video games and online pornography is pushing young men into a crisis of masculinity that leaves them bored at school, disinterested in human contact, and opting out of society. He is famous for the controversial Stanford Prison experiment in the 1970s which showed how easily the male subjects could be manipulated into behaving like sadistic guards or passive victims in a controlled prison environment. He explained what he thinks needs to be done to help young men.

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