The Coddling of the American Mind

From the Amazon book page:

“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.”

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For Fall 2020, we will meet over zoom, every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 pm. Please, only express interest if you are free to attend during this time.

Please review the session assigned chapters below:

Session 1, September 9:         Knowing each other and Introduction

Session 2, September 23:      Chapters 1,2,3

Session 3, October 7:              Chapters 4,5

Session 4, October 21:            Chapters 6,7,8

Session 5, November 4:          Chapters 9,10,11

Session 6, November 18:        Chapters 12, 13 and Conclusion