The dogs in group two would quickly recover from the experiment while the dogs from group three… In fact, they seemingly became depressed, showing signs of lack of energy or motivation and continually exhibiting cowering behavior.
The second stage, following the conditioning, had the dogs placed in a small crate which was divided in half by a low partition.
Some externalize their anger: the system is rigged against them, society is inherently biased against them or towards others. Some, especially those dealing with depression issues, will take it as confirmation that they are worthless, ugly and quintessentially unlovable. Three groups of dogs were conditioned via electrical shocks.
This is known as “learned helplessness”; you have been conditioned through negative stimuli to believe that you are powerless, impotent and there is nothing you can do about it. One group, the control, was suspended in harnesses for a period of time.
Therefore, there’s a financial incentive for games to be as difficult as possible.
The Nintendo Entertainment System – the first console to give something approximating the arcade experience in terms of graphics and gameplay – continued that same system of game design: shoddy hitboxes, limited continues, fixed lives and an absolutely challenge level, even though there was no financial reason to do so.
Take people who are socially inexperienced or somewhat awkward or shy.
Victims of abuse – whether physical or emotional – have had control taken away from them.Extended periods of negative emotion inevitably lead to feelings of despair and futility – often turning the blame inwards.What starts out as anguish and frustration quickly becomes nihilism and self-hatred; you start to internalize the negativity and assume that it’s somehow fault.Everything they do is wrong somehow; they inevitably upset their abuser and as a result are punished, seemingly arbitrarily.They’ve been conditioned by their abusers that anything they do will result in them being punished – emotionally or physically – and so they are left believing that there are no other options except to do what their abuser wants.