The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure

A timely investigation into the campus assault on free speech and what it means for students, education, and our democracy. The generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. These three Great Untruths are part of a larger A timely investigation into the campus assault on free speech and what it means for students, education, and our demo...

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Title:The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure
Author:Greg Lukianoff
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B076NVFT5P
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure Reviews

  • Ariella
    Jul 23, 2018
    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book, and will be recommending it to at least half the people I know. Its insights into the various developments over the past couple generations(parenting, social media, identity politics) weave a fascinating (if often dispiriting) an...
  • Mehrsa
    Sep 05, 2018
    This is a very narrow and small-minded book parading as a big thoughtful one. It says it is about the American Mind, but the data and the theory only support "the coddling" of a very narrow subset of the American mind: upper middle class college kids born after 1995 that got to college...
  • Mark Robison
    Sep 23, 2018
    I really appreciated that this was such a thoughtful, measured look at campus free speech debates rather than being filled with the hysterical judgment that so often encompasses discussions of this issue. It?s also about much more than campus call-out culture, going into the parentin...
  • Richard
    Sep 14, 2018
    Good interview with the author on KQED Forum: Social Psychologist Jon Haidt on ?The Coddling Of The American Mind?. ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Oct 16, 2018
    This urgent, important book should be read by everyone, especially parents and educators. The authors examine the root of divisiveness plaguing American society, the increasing inability of individuals of all political persuasions to engage in rational, intelligent, thoughtfully reason...
  • Matthew Trevithick
    Sep 08, 2018
    3.5 Stars - Happy this book exists, though if you?ve been reading the major articles on the topics of the cult of safetyism / digital device use / western depression and suicide rates / etc you have already picked up the major themes of this book. Still, more people should be talking...
  • Brandon Woodward
    Sep 17, 2018
    A thorough look into possible causes of modern outrage culture and why these views are especially evident on college campuses today. It gives insight into how social media, over cautious parenting, and common thought distortions can ?coddle? children while developing and prevent th...
  • Eric Morse
    Sep 15, 2018
    This book addresses issues that are defining our age. That is nothing remarkable in itself, unless you realize that these issues and the perspectives shared in this book have become taboo in our identity-saturated culture. What the authors have done is spoken the unspeakable. In so doi...
  • Joseph Stieb
    Sep 17, 2018
    Full disclosure: I am a Haidt fanboy, so I'm predisposed to like this book. Unlike the Righteous Mind, it is not outstanding. Books that are elaborations of long-form articles rarely are. If you follow Haidt and Lukianoff's work closely, this is mainly a summary of what they have been ...
  • Ill D
    Oct 14, 2018
    In spite of an incredibly Pollyana-ish ending, Coddling of the American Mind is an otherwise superbly well written and well researched book about one of the most pressing issues of contemporary American politics: Political Correctness. Standing comfortably aside modern intellectual hea...
  • Perry
    Sep 10, 2018
    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...
  • Justin Norman
    Sep 24, 2018
    When I read Haidt's book, "The Righteous Mind", I found it to be the most important book I'd read in years, because it so accurately seemed to capture the central issues liberals and conservatives in America were having communicating with one another. This book zooms in to highlight th...
  • Chris Sosa
    Sep 09, 2018
    "The Coddling of the American Mind," a collaboration between Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, is a solid step above Jonathan Haidt's previous work ("The Righteous Mind") and his first book in collaboration with Lukianoff, who serves as the current president of the Foundation for Indi...
  • Clare Mansell
    Aug 10, 2018
    A fascinating read which I'm so glad I picked up. Very important lessons about our growing and expansive culture of safetyism and how it is crippling a generation. ...
  • Miles
    Oct 07, 2018
    The Coddling of the American Mind is a book that every American should read. While this was my first encounter with author Greg Lukianoff, I?ve long respected and followed the work of his coauthor, Jonathan Haidt. In the early 2010s, Haidt?s The Righteous Mind was one of my gatew...
  • Dan Graser
    Oct 03, 2018
    This collaboration between Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt is fantastic on many levels and addresses a thorny issue with precision, honesty, and language that is free of the usual superficial pejoratives found in such discussions. They begin with three fundamental Untruths that t...
  • Jeremy
    Oct 14, 2018
    See original article here. Review of a review here. ...
  • George P.
    Sep 14, 2018
    ?This is a book about wisdom and its opposite,? write Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt in The Coddling of the American Mind. ?It is a book about three psychological principles and about what happens to young people when parents and educators?acting with the best of intentions?...
  • Isaac
    Sep 07, 2018
    I have a lot of respect for how the authors organized this book; juxtaposing 3 quotes from different wisdom traditions with the 3 bad ideas from their silly story of their trip to the oracle on Mt. Olympus. They clearly lay out their ideas, support them well and circle back with summar...
  • Michael Perkins
    Sep 07, 2018
    Can't say I learned anything new from this book. My kids are Millennials in their early 30's. The authors are directing their exposition to the parents of the generation that followed, what they call iGen (internet generation), sometimes referred to as Generation Z. I agree that what t...
  • Reid Mccormick
    Sep 25, 2018
    ?It is the ultimate mental gymnasium, full of advanced equipment, skilled trainers, and therapists standing by, just in case.? A few years ago I read The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt and I loved every second of that book. So when I heard Haidt was involved in writing a book ...
  • Robert Miller
    Sep 10, 2018
    There can be little doubt that students entering our colleges and universities for the past several years are traveling to the beat of a different drum. For the most part, many of these young men and women are developmentally challenged in several ways. Their stunted growth is the resu...
  • Bradley Ferguson
    Sep 24, 2018
    Can?t recommend this book enough. I think the authors effectively explain the rising hostility going on in America today and ways to alleviate it. The book also touches on many self help and parenting topics that I found useful. I will definitely be reading this again in the future a...
  • Ryan B
    Sep 18, 2018
    Imagine that you want to start a fitness program to increase your strength and endurance and sign up at the local gym. Upon arrival, you notice that management has removed all of the weights, concerned that heavy weights can cause stress and injury. Instead, you are instructed to perfo...
  • Eric
    Sep 18, 2018
    I can't speak highly enough about this book. As both an academic and the father of teenagers, this book reached me on a visceral level. The description of what's happening on university campuses, the hypotheses as to why they are happening, and the potential solutions are presented in ...
  • Josh
    Sep 14, 2018
    I previously read Lukianoff's "Unlearning Liberty" earlier this year. While I thoroughly enjoyed that work, I was somewhat disappointed by this joint venture with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. This is partly because while "Unlearning Liberty" was a searching examination of how hi...
  • Michael Shore
    Sep 16, 2018
    The central tenants of this book are good but incredibly repetitive and fluffed up. Towards the end of the book, I wanted to shoot myself everytime I read the word "saftyism." The book started out as an article, which explains a lot. It should've stayed an article. Also, the Authors...
  • Caitlin
    Aug 01, 2018
    Thank you to Goodreads and the publisher for the free advance copy!! This was an excellent and informative read. If you've ever wondered and worried about the worrying trend of people being publically shamed and harassed to the point that they've lost their reputations, careers and ...
  • Micke Goteman
    Sep 25, 2018
    Lukianoff and Haidt have written a book that I think has the potential to serve as a very good starting point for further discussion and research on many of these sensitive but important topics that our society, families, and universities face today (with an emphasis on universites and...
  • Darren Lipomi
    Sep 09, 2018
    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...