The Main Library's Public Technology dept. (3rd floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Friday, Dec 20. Get details.

The Main Library's Popular Materials dept. (1st floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Wednesday, Dec 25. Get details.

The coddling of the American mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
Description
A finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction A New York Times Notable Book Bloomberg Best Book of 2018 The New York Times bestseller! 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780735224896
9780735224902
9780525627142
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 12fe4fd2-4458-b01d-cdc6-5ae089f569e0
Grouping Title coddling of the american mind how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for fail
Grouping Author lukianoff greg
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-12 04:15:48AM
Last Indexed 2019-12-12 04:19:23AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Haidt, Jonathan,
author Lukianoff, Greg,
author2-role Haidt, Jonathan,author.
author_display Greg Lukianoff
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction
Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description "Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. 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 are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths--and the resulting culture of safetyism--is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America's rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. 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"--
format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 12fe4fd2-4458-b01d-cdc6-5ae089f569e0
isbn 9780525627142
9780735224896
9780735224902
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:6bb8b25d-7056-4870-be17-d0b5e9920531 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 6 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:60d5d463-dda3-42ec-b418-2cba5b8f4da6 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 10 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
ils:CARL0000738505 A02168023 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction 306.21 Luk 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050853997 Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false Checked Out EP
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050854029 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050854037 Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false Checked Out RP
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050854003 Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false Checked Out GH
ils:CARL0000738505 QQ00351185 Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction 306.2 LUK 1 false false On Shelf 69450
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050853971 Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false In Transit for Hold BL
ils:CARL0000738505 35192051352742 Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false Checked Out IN
ils:CARL0000738505 35192051352759 Thompson Lane - Adult Non-Fiction 306.20973 L9547c 1 false false On Hold Shelf TL
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-12-12T10:19:23.02Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 306.20973 L9547c
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Inglewood
Main Kids
Main Library
Richland Park
Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780735224896
publishDate 2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:6bb8b25d-7056-4870-be17-d0b5e9920531 eBook eBook English Penguin Publishing Group 2018
overdrive:60d5d463-dda3-42ec-b418-2cba5b8f4da6 eAudiobook Audio Books English Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2018
ils:CARL0000738505 Book Books English Penguin Press, 2018. 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:6bb8b25d-7056-4870-be17-d0b5e9920531 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:60d5d463-dda3-42ec-b418-2cba5b8f4da6 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050853997 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050854029 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050854037 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050854003 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000738505 35192050853971 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000738505 35192051352742 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000738505 35192051352759 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
subject_facet Civil rights -- United States
Compromise (Ethics)
Intellectual freedom -- United States
Polarization (Social sciences) -- United States
Social psychology -- United States
title_display The coddling of the American mind : how good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure
title_full 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 / Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
title_short The coddling of the American mind :
title_sub How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
topic_facet Civil rights
Compromise (Ethics)
Education
Intellectual freedom
Nonfiction
Polarization (Social sciences)
Psychology
Social psychology
Sociology