Book Name: The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure
Author: Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
Publisher: Penguin Press
File size: 6 MB
File format: PDF
omething is going wrong on a lot of school campuses in the past couple of decades. Rates of stress, depression, and suicide are climbing. Professors and teachers say they’re walking on eggshells and fearful to talk honestly. How did this occur? First Amendment pro Greg Lukian off and societal psychologist Jonathan Haidt reveal the way the new issues on campus have their roots in three horrible ideas that have come to be woven into American youth and schooling: what does not kill you makes you poorer; always trust your emotions; and lifestyle is a struggle between good people and evil men and women. These 3 Fantastic Untruths are oblivious of fundamental psychological principles, in addition to historical wisdom from a number of cultures. They interfere with healthy growth. Anyone who adopts these untruths–and the subsequent culture of safetyism is not as inclined to turn into an autonomous adult capable to browse the rocky road of life.Lukianoff and Haidt explore the numerous social tendencies that have intersected to create those untruths. They research changes in youth including the growth of fearful parenting, the decrease of unsupervised play, and also the brand new world of social networking which has engulfed teenagers in the past decade.This is a book for anybody who’s confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has kids, or is worried about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and also collaborate across party lines.