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Debate: Are Students’ Emotions Over-protected?

March 23

In this fantastic article from The Atlantic, authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt propose that a social change is sweeping across United States colleges and universities.  Dubbed the “The Coddling of the American Mind,” this phenomenon occurs when students are over-protected from seemingly innocuous claims and the authors claim that policing speech and potentially offensive comments on college campuses actually harms the students in the long term.

For a more complete history and analysis of the shift, read the article here.  It is a must-read for any parent or guardian wishing to send their son or daughter to an American University and provides great perspective on emotional reasoning and cultural differences.

(photo: Andrew B. Meyers, The Atlantic)

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