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Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Demise of Guys

Interesting TED talk by Psychologist Philip Zimbardo. The presentation is only a little over 4 minutes long (one of the short TED talks I've ever heard). In it, he asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons -- and he asks for your help! Watch his talk, then take his short 10-question survey:

I have been working with teenagers for well over 16+ years. I have seen this almost every day working adolescent boys. So much here in this short presentation. Not a lot of new revelation, but the data is great to reflect on then ask, "What can we do to change the tide of the demised guy?"

1 comment:

Mark Clip said...

I believe that this "demised guy" theory is a bit ignorant to the fact that we as humans are evolving and changing with technology. The current education system is outdated to say the least. Do you not ask yourself why the ADHD ratio is 4:1 (male to female)? Is it because "guys" all of the sudden became "strange" or socially awkward, or could it be that the elder generation does not understand how this new generation operates? Please watch this video, guys are not girls.

You may find this next video a bit outlandish, but it is the future.

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