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Week 2 Class notes

by: Sarah Radzihovsky

Week 2 Class notes 172/272

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Media Psychology
Professor Byron Reeves
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Radzihovsky on Monday February 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 172/272 at Stanford University taught by Professor Byron Reeves in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views.


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Date Created: 02/01/16
Notes  for  Week  2   Addiction   1. Different  kind  of  media  psych  issue  (A  medical  problem)   a. Extensive  public  and  parental  attention  and  concern   b. Possibly  severe  consequences   c. Cases  of  death  and  murder   d. Physiological  explanations   e. Controversial  diagnosis  and  treatments   f. Drug  treaments?   2. TedxBoulder  Video  Game  Addiction   a. Reasons   i. Temporary  Escape   ii. Games  are  social   iii. They  are  a  challenge  (give  you  a  sense  of  purpose,   something  to  work  towards)   iv. Constant  measurable  growth   b. Starts  from  a  young  age.  Don’t  let  it  be  the  fill  for  boredom.  Don’t   let  it  be  the  “babysitter”  for  your  kids   3. What  is  an  addiction?   a. Social  designation?   i. Surfing?  They  gave  up  regular  life  to  be  at  the  beach  all  day   but  society  casts  it  as  romantic   ii. However  society  looks  down  on  opiates,  excessive   gaming,….   b. When  you  have  a  compulsion  to  the  point  where  it’s  affecting  your   life.  Your  biology  is  preventing  you  from  reaching  your  goals   systematically.   i. More  about  the  context  than  the  quantity/frequency  of  use   ii. Are  you  happy?  Do  you  have  good  face-­‐to-­‐face  relationships   with  people?  A  job?  Somewhere  to  live?...   c. There’s  a  lot  that  is  accepted  by  psychiatric  community  that  isn’t  in   the  DSM-­‐5   d. It’s  a  grey  area  so  its  hard  to  officially  define  because  its  more  of  a   case  by  case  basis   4. Lots  of  time  spent  defining  it  rather  than  treating  it      


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