Jonathan Haidt is the American social psychologist, author, and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and moral emotions, and he is the author of more than 90 academic articles, and three books, including “The Happiness Hypothesis”.
Jonathan Haidt was recently named one of the world’s “Top 50 Thinkers” and his latest work “The Coddling of the American Mind” is a New York Times best-seller which explains How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.
02:47 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:48 Brian’s introduction.
04:22 What Jonathan likes about London and the UK.
05:08 How Jonathan may be responsible for the start of London Real.
05:55 The worrying differences in mental health between Generation Z and the Millennials.
10:40 How social media affects mental wellbeing of girls more than boys.
16:43 Self harming is more prevalent in females.
18:04 The key to understanding where parenting has gone wrong.
22:28 Male rites of passage.
31:08 “How good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure.”
38:44 How this affects universities and business,
44:59 The call out culture.
48:55 Jonathan is pessimistic for democracy.
59:02 What parents can do to help children become more resilient.
1:09:03 Jonathan speaks publicly for the first time of his psychedelic experience.
1:22:57 How people should think about their morality.
1:29:18 Jonathan’s daily practices.
1:32:21 Jonathan’s superpower.
1:34:12 Best and worst days of his life.
1:36:49 What scares him.
1:38:14 What keeps him awake at night.
1:40:37 Success secrets.
1:41:15 … advice to the 20 years old Jonathan Haidt.
1:41:55 Best advice he ever received.
1:44:13 Advice to the 20 years old watching.
1:48:40 Brian’s summing up.
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