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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
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The coddling of the American mind
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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
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Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising--on campus as well as nationally. 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 contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths--and the resulting culture of safetyism--interferes with young people's social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to promote the spread of these untruths. They explore changes in childhood such as the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised, child-directed play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. They examine changes on campus, including the corporatization of universities and the emergence of new ideas about identity and justice. They situate the conflicts on campus within the context of America's rapidly rising political polarization and dysfunction. 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
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Haidt, Jonathan
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  • Intellectual freedom
  • Civil rights
  • Compromise (Ethics)
  • Social psychology
  • Polarization (Social sciences)
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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 and index
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on1045724428
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24 cm
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338 pages
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online
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9780241308356
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1007552624
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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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045724428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
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online
Isbn
9780241308356
Isbn Type
(hardback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)1007552624

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