Office of the Provost and Musco Center Present
JONATHAN HAIDT: THE CODDLING OF THE AMERICAN MIND
In this talk based on his new book, social psychologist Haidt explains the rapid changes occurring on many college campuses since 2015. He shows that ideas have consequences – “three really bad ideas in particular” – that are making it harder for young people today to succeed.
He situates all this in context of the rising political polarization and cross-partisan hatred that are damaging American democracy more broadly. Dr. Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis and The Righteous Mind, is a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.