Coddling of the American Mind
Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff
Paperback $24.99 - Penguin UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 2/Jul/2019 - ISBN: 9780141986302
Have good intentions, over-parenting and the decline in unsupervised play led to the emergence of modern identity politics and hypersensitivity? 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 mental health, the functioning of educational systems and even democracy itself.
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