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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.

Lukianoff, Greg, (author.). Haidt, Jonathan, (author.).
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  • 16 of 26 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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5 current holds with 26 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 306.209 LUK COD (Text) 34207002190735 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 306.209 LUK (Text) 37521530898834 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 306.2097 LUKIANOFF (Text) 34706001614223 Non-Fiction 300-399 In transit -
Benton Co PL - Fowler 306.209 LUK (Text) 34044000962207 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 306.2097 LUK (Text) 33118000186269 Adult: New Book Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 306.2097 Luk (Text) 32604000205349 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 302 LUK (Text) 840191002536206 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 306.20973 LUK (Text) 39230031912296 Adult New Books Checked out 12/27/2018
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 306.209 LUK (Text) 33187004461386 Nonfiction Checked out 12/28/2018
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 306.209 LUKIANOFF (Text) 32826014158745 New Books Checked out 01/02/2019
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  • ISBN: 9780735224896
  • ISBN: 0241308356
  • Physical Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-327) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Intellectual freedom > United States.
Education, Higher > Social aspects > United States.
Civil rights > United States.
Compromise (Ethics)
Social psychology > United States.
Young adults > United States > Psychology.
Coming of age > United States.
College students > Political activity > United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) > United States.
Child rearing > United States.
Parental overprotection > United States.
Parenting > United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.

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