Internationally acclaimed US academic and author Jonathan Haidt is warning of a rising generation of social-media addicted, pathologically anxious ‘Gen Z’ youths. Raised by overprotective parents, intolerant of diverse views – Haidt believes Western democracy is threatened by our expanding ‘call-out’ culture. Should we require a licence to operate a Twitter account?

What will happen when Gen Z gets into the workforce?

Professor Haidt was a guest of The Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) and the Sydney Policy Lab, at the University of Sydney.

Professor Haidt was interviewed by Dr Sandra Peter, Director of Sydney Business Insights.

Jonathan Haidt and Sandra Peter in the podcast studio
Professor Jonathan Haidt and Dr Sandra Peter.

Shownotes

Jonathan Haidt’s profile – NYU Stern

Jonathan’s latest book, The Coddling of the American Mind

The Coddling of the American Mind (article in The Atlantic)

Thoughts on Better Mental Health using ideas from The Coddling

Jonathan’s TED Talks:

All Minus One: John Stuart Mill’s Ideas on Free Speech Illustrated

Isaiah Berlin on pluralism

Heterodox Academy

OpenMind Platform

Dale Carnegie’s 1936 book, How to Win Friends and Influence People


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