On "The Mike Slater Show," Mike Slater discussed the article, "The Coddling of the American Mind." Written in 2015, the article is focused on the minds of college students, their thinking and reasoning abilities (or lack thereof), and what has led us to where we are now.
Mike highlighted a few areas of concern from the fairly extensive article, such as, "Emotional Reasoning," which Dr. David D. Burns defines as, “that your negative emotions necessarily reflect the way things really are: ‘I feel it, therefore it must be true.’ ”
Slater explained that there are a variety of different common cognitive distortions that can alter someone's perceptions. It is primarily a matter of what those distortions are and to what degree they affect someone. Mike went through some of them on his show, beginning with the one of which he is most guilty:
"Mind reading. This is the one I do the most. This is when you assume that you know what people think without having any evidence of their thoughts." Slater said. "I go right to the worst possible thought that they might have."