Data show that, over time, video games have become more complex and more violent. The effects of this are discussed. Further, the views of 200 Hispanic college students in five college classes taught by the author in Texas, USA, are discussed. Many Hispanic college students play video games, approximately 50% on a regular basis and 75% altogether, based on the present data. However, their impressions of the violence in video games is small, prior to discussion about video game violence. Only 40% initially said that video games are violent, but that changed to 75% after discussion. Most of the students did not think that playing video games could lead to violence, although some research, especially that of C. A. Anderson and colleagues, suggest that it does lead to violence.
Pop culture has been an inspirational teaching tool for adolescents and young adults for centuries. In the 50's it was rock and roll and in the 90's it's hip hop, the Apprentice and American Idol. Young people in and out of college gravitate to the messages and themes in the creative expression of their media icons and many imitate and emulate them in fashion and character. Psychology Creativity Day is an innovative opportunity for students in my large (n = 240) Introductory Psychology class to share a meaningful part of their lives with their fellow classmates using creative expression
Mental psychology is an everyday self-help tool for modifying our inherited hellish traits and acquiring heavenly traits.
Human beings are born with a temporary physical body and an immortal mental body. Our mind or mental organs are located in the mental body because mental events such as our sensations, our thoughts, and our feelings, are objects than can exist only in the mental world through our mental body. When we undergo the dying and resuscitation process, which takes about 33 hours to complete, we are separated from the physical world and are resuscitated in the mental world with our mental body. We then continue our immortal life in that world of eternity. It is then that we have to face our endless future, which consists of entering either of two worlds of existence, one called heaven, the other hell. No other option exists. It makes good sense therefore that each of us seriously examine the proposal of mental psychology in order to find out how we control this awesome outcome.