Politics

"The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion"

Jonathan Haidt

About the Program

Jonathan Haidt, psychology professor at the University of Virginia, presents his thoughts on the current political and social divisions that he contends separate the Left and the Right.  The social psychologist examines the origins of these fissures and explains that people's moral intuition, the initial perceptions we have of others, propagates the idea that people who view the world differently from how we do are wrong.  Mr. Haidt discusses how the populace can engage in a more civil debate on the issues of the day at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C.   

About the Authors

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom.  He is a psychology professor at the University of Virginia.  For more information, visit people.virginia.edu/~jdh6n.


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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, May 29th at 5:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, May 6th at 7:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, April 15th at 10pm (ET)
  • Saturday, April 14th at 3pm (ET)
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