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The Coddling of the American Mind : How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure / Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt. [print]

By: Kukianoff, Greg [author]Contributor(s): Haidt, Jonathan [aut]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Penguin Press, [(c)2018. Description: 338 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780735224919; 0735224919Subject(s): -- Cultural Anthropology | AnthropologyGenre/Form: Social Science. LOC classification: JC599.T443JC599.U5.K96.T443COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
The search for wisdom.
PennsylvaniaRT I : THREE BAD IdahoEAS The untruth of fragility: what doesn't kill you makes you weaker The untruth of emotional reasoning: always trust your feelings The untruth of us versus them: life is a battle between good people and evil.
PennsylvaniaRT II : BAD IdahoEAS Indiana ACTION Intimidation and violence Witch hunts.
PennsylvaniaRT III : HOW DID WE GET HERE? The polarization cycle Anxiety and depression Paranoid parenting The decline of play The bureaucracy of safetyism The quest for justice.
PennsylvaniaRT IV : WisconsinSING UP Wiser kids Wiser universities Wiser societies.
Summary: A timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults. But despite the good intentions of the adults who impart them, the Great Untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological findings on grit, growth, and antifragility. The result is rising rates of depression and anxiety, along with endless stories of college campuses torn apart by moralistic divisions and mutual recriminations. This is a book about how we got here. First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt take us on a tour of the social trends stretching back to the 1980s that have produced the confusion and conflict on campus today, including the loss of unsupervised play time and the birth of social media, all during a time of rising political polarization. This is a book about how to fix the mess. The culture of "safety" and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life, with devastating consequences for them, for their parents, for the companies that will soon hire them, and for a democracy that is already pushed to the brink of violence over its growing political divisions. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what's happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate https://www.amazon.com/Coddling-American-Mind-Intentions-Generation/dp/0735224919/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1590066753&sr=8-1
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The search for wisdom.

PennsylvaniaRT I : THREE BAD IdahoEAS The untruth of fragility: what doesn't kill you makes you weaker The untruth of emotional reasoning: always trust your feelings The untruth of us versus them: life is a battle between good people and evil.

PennsylvaniaRT II : BAD IdahoEAS Indiana ACTION Intimidation and violence Witch hunts.

PennsylvaniaRT III : HOW DID WE GET HERE? The polarization cycle Anxiety and depression Paranoid parenting The decline of play The bureaucracy of safetyism The quest for justice.

PennsylvaniaRT IV : WisconsinSING UP Wiser kids Wiser universities Wiser societies.

A timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults. But despite the good intentions of the adults who impart them, the Great Untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological findings on grit, growth, and antifragility. The result is rising rates of depression and anxiety, along with endless stories of college campuses torn apart by moralistic divisions and mutual recriminations. This is a book about how we got here. First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt take us on a tour of the social trends stretching back to the 1980s that have produced the confusion and conflict on campus today, including the loss of unsupervised play time and the birth of social media, all during a time of rising political polarization. This is a book about how to fix the mess. The culture of "safety" and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life, with devastating consequences for them, for their parents, for the companies that will soon hire them, and for a democracy that is already pushed to the brink of violence over its growing political divisions. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what's happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate Link to source of summary

https://www.amazon.com/Coddling-American-Mind-Intentions-Generation/dp/0735224919/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1590066753&sr=8-1

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Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and then did post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and in Orissa, India. He taught at the University of Virginia for 16 years before moving to New YorkU-Stern in 2011. He was named one of the "top global thinkers" by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the "top world thinkers" by Prospect magazine. His research focuses on morality - its emotional foundations, cultural variations, and developmental course. He began his career studying the negative moral emotions, such as disgust, shame, and vengeance, but then moved on to the understudied positive moral emotions, such as admiration, awe, and moral elevation. He is the co-developer of Moral Foundations theory, and of the research site YourMorals.org. He is a co-founder of HeterodoxAcademy.org, which advocates for viewpoint diversity in higher education. He uses his research to help people understand and respect the moral motives of their enemies (see CivilPolitics.org, and see his TED talks). He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom; The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion; and (with Greg Lukianoff) The Coddling of the American Mind: How good intentions and bad ideas are setting a generation up for failure. For more information see www.JonathanHaidt.com.

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