The Rise of VICTIMHOOD Culture on Campus – Seeing People as GOOD or EVIL – Jonathan Haidt

Jonthan Haidt discusses modern society’s transition from an honor culture to a dignity culture, and now to a new victimhood culture, and its profound impact on people raised in such an environment.

Excerpted from his lecture: “Two Incompatible Sacred Values in American Universities” at Duke University, October 6, 2016.


Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Happiness Hypothesis.

He co-authored (with Greg Lukianoff of FIRE) an influential article in the September 2015 issue of The Atlantic, entitled “The Coddling of the American Mind”:

He also runs Heterodox Academy which promotes viewpoint diversity at universities.

Heterodox Academy Guide to Colleges:

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