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The Resource The coddling of the American mind : how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

The coddling of the American mind : how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

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The coddling of the American mind : how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure
Title
The coddling of the American mind
Title remainder
how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure
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Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
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eng
Summary
"Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn't kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths--and the resulting culture of safetyism--is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America's rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines"--
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Lukianoff, Greg
Dewey number
306.20973
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
L85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Haidt, Jonathan
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  • Intellectual freedom
  • Civil rights
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Social psychology
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • Civil rights
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
  • Social psychology
  • United States
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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 and Jonathan Haidt
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-327) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: The search for wisdom -- Part I. Three bad ideas -- 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 people -- Part II. Bad ideas in action -- Intimidation and violence -- Witch hunts -- Part 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 -- Part IV. Wising up -- Wiser kids -- Wiser universities -- Wiser societies -- Appendix 1: How to do CBT -- Appendix 2: The Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression
Control code
on1007552624
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780735224896
Lccn
2018019815
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007552624
Label
The coddling of the American mind : how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The search for wisdom -- Part I. Three bad ideas -- 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 people -- Part II. Bad ideas in action -- Intimidation and violence -- Witch hunts -- Part 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 -- Part IV. Wising up -- Wiser kids -- Wiser universities -- Wiser societies -- Appendix 1: How to do CBT -- Appendix 2: The Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression
Control code
on1007552624
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780735224896
Lccn
2018019815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007552624

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