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Are Sensitive College Campuses Hurting Higher Ed?

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The cover story in the current Atlantic argues that political correctness has reached a new and dangerous level on college campuses nationwide.   Instead of protecting students from psychological harm, it’s called a threat to their emotional health—and the need to learn critical thinking.  Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU’s Stern School fo Business.  He’s co-author of the article titled, 'The Coddling of the American Mind…'

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Haidt - Author and Social psychologist at the NYU’s Stern School of Business. - @jonhaidt, Paula Caplan - Psychologist and an associate with Harvard’s DuBois Institute. She’s the project director of Voices of Diversity and co-author of a recent report on the impact of micro-aggressions. - @PaulaJCaplan, Wendy Kaminer - Writer, lawyer and  contributing editor at the Atlantic, Katie Byron - A recent Brown University graduate - @TheKatieByron

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Warren Olney