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’s latest book, The Coddling of the American Mind
Thoughts on Better Mental Health using ideas from The Coddling
Jonathan’s TED Talks:
- The moral roots of liberals and conservatives
- Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence
- How common threats can make common (political) ground
- Can a divided America heal?
Dale Carnegie’s 1936 book, How to Win Friends and Influence People