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The Coddling of the American Mind

by Penguin
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Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff

Paperback, 352 pages



How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure


In this book, free speech campaigner Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt investigate a new cultural phenomenon of "safetyism", beginning on American college campuses in 2014 and spreading throughout academic institutions in the English-speaking world. Looking at the consequences of paranoid parenting, the increase in anxiety and depression amongst students and the rise of new ideas about justice, Lukianoff and Haidt argue that well-intended but misguided attempts to protect young people are damaging their development and mental health, the functioning of educational systems and even democracy itself.



Introduction: The Search for Wisdom

Part 1: Three Bad Ideas

Part 2: Bad Ideas in Action

Part 3: How Did We Get Here?

Part 4: Wising Up