Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt: The Coddling of the American Mind

In this podcast, constitutional lawyer Greg Lukianoff and founder of Heterodox Academy, Professor Jonathan Haidt investigate the effects and consequences that social justice ideology (SJI) within academia has on the students themselves, rather than on academia in general. This podcast, which is also available in written form, is centered around their critically acclaimed book “The Coddling of the American Mind”.

Haidt and Lukianoff argue that protecting students from subjects they may find offensive not only ill-prepares them for a life outside of academia but can damage their mental health and can cause some to think pathologically. Alongside these potential consequences, there have been more immediate effects, such as a significant increase in the reporting of mental health disorder, including depression and anxiety.