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

Jonathan Haidt

Part of the IFC’s Two-Day Symposium on Disagreement: Constructive Political Discourse and Inquiry
Friday, April 1, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
St. Olaf College, Black and Gold Ballroom

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About the Speaker

Speaker: Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist whose research examines the intuitive foundations of morality and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business.  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.