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Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground

Jonathan Haidt is a professor at New York University Stern School of Business. His research focuses on the psychological bases of morality across different cultures and political ideologies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

Jonathan Haidt is a professor at New York University Stern School of Business. His research focuses on the psychological bases of morality across different cultures and political ideologies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.

TED presents Jonathan Haidt studies how and why we evolved to be moral. He outlines: If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we’d all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Why is this and how could we work together? He presents a mainly US centered perspective of politics but broaden the analysis to global problems.

Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground
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