“A Dose of Intellectual Humility for Adolescents” in Slate.com


“From a cognitive standpoint, early adolescence brings new opportunities for asking thoughtful questions, engaging in complex reasoning, and cultivating the other skills and qualities necessary for critical thinking. Regrettably, these opportunities can go unrealized on account of strong social and psychological forces that work against intellectual engagement and risk-taking.”

In this essay, site administrator and Loyola Marymount University professor Jason Baehr discusses the importance of intellectual virtues in a middle school educational setting.

Read the full essay here.