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:352 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

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

  • David
    Mar 14, 2019

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

  • 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...

  • Ryan
    Nov 07, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

  • Roseanna White
    Dec 08, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

    I haven?t been on a college campus in about 25 years. Things have changed: I get it. I wasn?t aware, however, until reading Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt?s book ?The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure?,...

    First - I agree with their argument on free-play time for children. As a mom, I see this as an essential part of growing up and their discussion really helped me to figure out some of the reasons why it has felt important but I was struggling to articulate that. I also appreciated th...

    If you've been following the fracas on and surrounding American universities, there's nothing new in this book for you. As the title suggests, Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff argue that American children from the iGen generation (born 1995 or beyond) are raised in situations and u...

    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...

    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 ...

    Everyone with kids college-aged or younger needs to read this book! It addresses the trend of "safetyism" and student fragility--that the ideas of "dangerous" have crept from physical harm to emotional discomfort, which is proven not to make our kids STRONGER, but rather emotionally WE...

  • Edward Sullivan
    Oct 16, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jenna
    Jan 18, 2019

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

  • Emily May
    Jan 06, 2019

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

  • Eric Morse
    Sep 15, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

  • Scott Rhee
    Jan 16, 2019

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

    I haven?t been on a college campus in about 25 years. Things have changed: I get it. I wasn?t aware, however, until reading Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt?s book ?The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure?,...

  • Joseph Stieb
    Sep 17, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

    I haven?t been on a college campus in about 25 years. Things have changed: I get it. I wasn?t aware, however, until reading Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt?s book ?The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure?,...

    First - I agree with their argument on free-play time for children. As a mom, I see this as an essential part of growing up and their discussion really helped me to figure out some of the reasons why it has felt important but I was struggling to articulate that. I also appreciated th...

    If you've been following the fracas on and surrounding American universities, there's nothing new in this book for you. As the title suggests, Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff argue that American children from the iGen generation (born 1995 or beyond) are raised in situations and u...

    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...

    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

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

  • Justin Norman
    Sep 24, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

  • Bob
    Nov 07, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

  • Clare Mansell
    Aug 10, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

  • Jeanette
    Oct 30, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

  • Alison
    Oct 29, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

    I haven?t been on a college campus in about 25 years. Things have changed: I get it. I wasn?t aware, however, until reading Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt?s book ?The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure?,...

    First - I agree with their argument on free-play time for children. As a mom, I see this as an essential part of growing up and their discussion really helped me to figure out some of the reasons why it has felt important but I was struggling to articulate that. I also appreciated th...

  • Michael Perkins
    Sep 07, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

  • Robert Miller
    Sep 10, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

  • Aj Swanson
    Oct 29, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Dec 23, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

  • Radiantflux
    Nov 03, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

  • Ryan Boissonneault
    Sep 18, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

  • Sharad Pandian
    Sep 17, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

    I haven?t been on a college campus in about 25 years. Things have changed: I get it. I wasn?t aware, however, until reading Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt?s book ?The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure?,...

    First - I agree with their argument on free-play time for children. As a mom, I see this as an essential part of growing up and their discussion really helped me to figure out some of the reasons why it has felt important but I was struggling to articulate that. I also appreciated th...

    If you've been following the fracas on and surrounding American universities, there's nothing new in this book for you. As the title suggests, Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff argue that American children from the iGen generation (born 1995 or beyond) are raised in situations and u...

  • Josh
    Sep 14, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    If you work with youth, read this book Great insight into iGen and the current cultural climate they live in. Any other generation that works with iGen would benefit greatly from reading this book. ...

    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. ...

    I haven?t been on a college campus in about 25 years. Things have changed: I get it. I wasn?t aware, however, until reading Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt?s book ?The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure?,...

    First - I agree with their argument on free-play time for children. As a mom, I see this as an essential part of growing up and their discussion really helped me to figure out some of the reasons why it has felt important but I was struggling to articulate that. I also appreciated th...

    If you've been following the fracas on and surrounding American universities, there's nothing new in this book for you. As the title suggests, Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff argue that American children from the iGen generation (born 1995 or beyond) are raised in situations and u...

    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

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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

    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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Darren Lipomi
    Sep 09, 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...

    I saw Jonathan Haidt speak on Real Time and he seemed like an intelligent guy with a lot of interesting ideas, so I patiently waited for this book to become available at my library. I'm also curious about this notion of kids being overprotected or "coddled". It's looking more and m...

    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...

    This is a fascinating but very disturbing book about how college students have recently been caught in the three great untruths. The first untruth is that one's feelings are the best guide to correctness. The second is that one should avoid pain or discomfort; what doesn't kill you mak...

    Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think." ~Hanna Gray I'm not sure how to begin this review other than to say it was highly interesting and highly disturbing. Having read iGen: Why Today?s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less...

    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...

    The central tenets 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 ...

    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...

    Hallelujah and Amen! A definite TBR for parents of kids 'tween 2 and 22 - the iGen. ...

    Summary: Discusses three bad ideas that result in a culture of "safetyism" in higher education, chronicles the consequences of these bad ideas, traces factors that led to the embrace of these ideas, and how we might choose a wiser way. 1. The Untruth of Fragility: What doesn't kill ...

    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...

    Clear and succinct explanations and observable outcomes for the "oversee" of safety practices in American education. All three untruths can be easily heard and observed in various fields of teaching and higher education environments especially. I have observed them to an increased ...

    97th book for 2018. This again seems like a good article that got bloated unnecessarily into a book. There are some good points about the necessity to develop resilience in children, but with little strong substance to back things up. The arguments seem very one-side and cherry-pick...

    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...

    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 ...

    Much as I've come to admire Haidt, I'll admit that I was worried to see this title, which seems like a typical "culture wars" click bait. How did the book hold up upon reading it? This is a reasonably argued book about extreme incidents on American college campuses and how they rela...

    Usually, when I hear the word coddling bandied about I chalk it up to the sadistic impulses of an aging reactionary who likes to slag on the youth. A perennial since Plato. The book is deeper much more interesting than that. It is more a call to get over our desire to overprotect the n...

    "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...

    Happily connected to science rather than a litany of complaints about "kids these days." ...