Co-Hosts: Cory, Osborne (Ustream-Only Show)
“I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is.” – B. F. Skinner
Cory leads the discussion, recounting his frustrating experiences with the MMO, World of Warcraft, and how today's game creators employ the the techniques of behaviorist B.F. Skinner to control the behavior of players.
Our guide for this discussion is an article from Cracked.com:
5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You Addicted, by David Wong.
The Skinner Box:
Why B. F. Skinner, Like Freud, Still Isn’t Dead, By John Horgan
Operant Conditioning (B.F. Skinner)
Why did I do that? A Primer on B.F. Skinner
Educational Approach in Constructivism and Behaviorism