ERIC Number: EJ1150860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Danger of Contempt in Universities and in Modern Society
Sternberg, Robert J.
Journal of College and Character, v18 n3 p208-214 2017
Segments of modern U.S. society are rewarding rather than punishing the expression of contempt. College campuses are increasingly becoming tolerant of expressions of contempt rather than of respect for diversity of opinions. Universities need to take an active role in teaching students the danger of contempt because of its role in the development and encouragement of hate. Instead college students need to learn the importance of replacing contempt with wisdom.
Descriptors: College Students, Values Education, Social Values, Social Attitudes, Role of Education, Social Bias, Activism, Advocacy, Campuses, Resistance (Psychology), Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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