US social psychologist Jonathan Haidt (SHS '81) reveals why we're living in an 'age of outrage'

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has no time for attitude.

The best-selling author and NYU Ethical Leadership professor is taking a stand against those who wield their outrage like a weapon in a society fuelled by social media.

He's been named as one of the 25 most influential psychologists in the world, and Haidt is not afraid to confront, challenge or offend his audiences. 

Haidt has taken on religion, politics, parenting and social media, and now he's on a quest to figure out what's behind the world's current "age of outrage".

Haidt believes over-protective "safetyism" and social media are to blame for a sudden, severe spike in mental illness statistics among young people.

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