The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Hardback)
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The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Hardback)

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Published: 04/09/2018

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'An important if disturbing book... Lukianoff and Haidt tell a plausible story' - Niall Ferguson, The Times 

What doesn't kill you makes you weaker.
Always trust your feelings.
Life is a battle between good people and evil people.

These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. And yet they have become increasingly woven into education, culminating in a stifling culture of "safetyism" that began on American college campuses and is spreading throughout academic institutions in the English-speaking world.

In this book, free speech campaigner Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt investigate six trends that caused the spread of these untruths, from the decline of unsupervised play to the corporatization of universities and the rise of new ideas about identity and justice.

Lukianoff and Haidt argue that well-intended but misguided attempts to protect young people can hamper their development, with devastating consequences for them, for the educational system and for democracy itself.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241308356
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 573 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm

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“Interesting”

This was a really fascinating book. The authors put forth the view that there are three 'Great Untruths' in today's society; that more and more people are falling victim to. The untruths are that... More

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This book, with a decent amount of scientific rigour (about a fifth of the pages are given over to all the references to studies and other books), explains clearly the roots and reasons for the awful PC modern world... More

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