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Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter

Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter
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2006 Reading List (22 items)
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Published 11 years ago

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Description: Amazon.com Review In his fourth book, Everything Bad Is Good for You, iconoclastic science writer Steven Johnson (who used himself as a test subject for the latest neurological technology in his last book, Mind Wide Open) takes on one of the most widely held preconceptions of the postmodern world--the belief that video games, television shows, and other forms of popular entertainment are detrimental to Americans' cognitive and moral development. Everything Good builds a case to the contrary that is engaging, thorough, and ultimately convincing. The heart of Johnson's argument is something called the Sleeper Curve--a universe of ... (more)
Manufacturer: Riverhead Books
Release date: 2 May 2006
ISBN-10 : 1594481946 | ISBN-13: 9781594481949
Tags: Society (1), 2006 (1), Psychology (1), Philosophy (1), Nonfiction (1), Culture (1), Games (1)
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