What Is This “Carnival” For? Is It Really For Kids?
By now, you probably know that the National Basketball Association (NBA) is offering some very interesting “carnival games” in the coming months.
The games, which are being promoted as part of its “Cancellations for Kids” campaign, feature players like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant in an attempt to instill a sense of teamwork and fun in kids, and even provide a bit of entertainment during the games.
These games are designed to give kids a “cavalcade of emotions,” according to the NBA’s website.
But are these games really for kids?
Are they for adults?
Or do these games offer the same benefits to kids that the NBA is touting?
Are these “cascades” really just a form of entertainment, or a means of teaching children about sports?
These questions and more will be addressed in our exclusive interview with an expert on carnivals and carnivals, Dr. Michael R. O’Neill.
Dr. O.N.O. is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Michigan and a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Catch Me If You Can: The Psychology of Sport, Family, and Community” and is also the host of the popular podcast “The Future of Health” on the National Geographic Channel.
Neill was previously a clinical psychologist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Rockville, Maryland.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University, and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from George Washington University.