St. Olaf Institute for Freedom and Community

St. Olaf College
Apr 1

What on Earth is Happening to our Country? The Moral Psychology of Political Division

Jonathan Haidt Friday, April 1, 2016 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. St. Olaf College, Buntrock Commons, Black and Gold Ballroom Part of Disagreement (2016): St. Olaf Symposium for Constructive Political Discourse and Inquiry

On day two of the symposium, drawing from The Righteous Mind, Haidt will focus on polarization and politics in the 2016 campaign.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Buntrock Commons, Black and Gold Ballroom
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
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About the Speaker

Jonathan Haidt
Jonathan HaidtThomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University's Stern School of Business

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist whose research examines the intuitive foundations of morality. His most recent book is The New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. In the book, Haidt offers an account of the origins of the human moral sense. He shows how variations in moral intuitions can help explain the American culture war between left and right. He is now applying his research on moral psychology to rethink the way business ethics is studied and integrated into the curriculum at the Stern School. Haidt’s goal is to draw on the best behavioral science research to create organizations that function as ethical systems, with only minimal need for directly training people to behave ethically.