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The Psychology of Internet, Social Media, and Game Addiction

Academy of Wonder: History FNAF Gaming Film Coding
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3 Day Course: Day 1: How is addiction built into social media, the internet, and games? Day 2: What's a problem and what's not when it comes to gaming and the internet? Day 3: How do people moderate and keep their usage under control?

Class Experience

  • Students will learn about the psychology used by companies to create addiction in their customers and separate them from their money. Students will learn about the negative consequences of addictive behaviors. Students will identify health alternatives to over consumption of games and media.
This class is taught by a Master's level counselor with over 15 years in addictions counseling. This class will be taught to give knowledge about addiction and the techniques used to create addiction. This class is not a counseling class. Les Pauling started  his career as a high school guidance counselor before going into his work with addictions. 
Paper, pens, and any worksheets provided. 
This class is educational and not a replacement for counseling or therapy. This class is to help students identify the tricks that companies use to create addiction and to recognize those things when they encounter them in everyday life. 
Joined March, 2020
Rising Star
Teacher expertise and credentials
Doctoral Degree in Religious Studies from Claremont Graduate University
Brooke Nelson
Master's Degree in Education from Moreland University
Nicole Suzanne Pauling
Master's Degree in History from University of California, Irvine
Brooke Nelson
"Academy of Wonder is a student engagement centered learning environment." 

Our classes are: 
*Created for all learners including diverse learners
*Not typically found in other school settings
*Crafted around student needs and interests
Group Class


for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
50 min

Completed by 298 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
3-13 learners per class

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