Michael On Everything Else

Becoming A Man

I’ve been enjoying David Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow and it ties into this subject directly. I hope to write more about the book soon.

What started this thread, or train of thought this morning was reading this article titled Does education strengthen the life skills of adolescents?. In that article, Stefanie Schurer, University of Sydney, Australia, and IZA, Germany writes the following:

Chicago’s “Becoming a Man” program, which changes thinking patterns of at-risk youth in school through Cognitive behavioral therapy, provides an example of how to craft cost-effective intervention measures; however, additional research is needed on similar programs and on reliable measurement tools to track skill development.

From there, I followed the rabbit hole. Do watch the whole video. The Q&A at the end has some good nuggets.

Chrome tab dump from watching the video: