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Jonathan Haidt - Coddling the American Mind


The Happiness Hypothesis

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 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.


00:00 | Trailer
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 | His 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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