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The Righteous Mind

Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
Publish Date
February 12
First Published in 2012
Goodreads rating
Apr 03, 2019
I’m a big fan of @JonHaidt’s books. The Happiness Hypothesis first got me thinking about happiness (which led to Happy, my last book), The Righteous Mind is tremendous & was part of forming Sacrifice (on Netflix) and now starting The Coddling Of The American Mind. Thanks Jon!      source
Nov 09, 2020
Someone asked me how to understand why we seem so divided. The best book I have read on this is the Righteous Mind by Jon Haidt      source
Feb 23, 2021
On morality and politics, and on the two kinds of fairness, I can't recommend this book by @JonHaidt too highly:      source
Nov 04, 2020
I used to think so until I read this thought-provoking book that has forever changed my views, which talks not only about tribes but also about humans make decisions in ways that are different from how we think we make decisions.      source
Aug 23, 2019
The best work on this is a book by Jonathan Haidt “The Righteous Mind: Why good People are Divided by Religion and Politics.” He argues that human beings have deeply entrenched moral intuitions which guide their assessment of reality. Facts matter very little if at all.      source
Jun 15, 2021
I love @JonHaidt's book The Righteous Mind so much and I think it all boils down to: "never forget everyone is full of shit including me."      source
Dec 18, 2014
@DZRishmawy @collinhansen it's the most important book in years      source
Dec 05, 2019
@eggheader @OnemuVictor1 @JonHaidt Abeg order two. I read Righteous Mind which he also wrote, and that was a very fascinating book.      source
Jan 10, 2020
@JeffRomeo8 LOVE him and that book      source
Jul 09, 2020
@Emmyjewel @JonHaidt Righteous Mind is an even better book IMO      source
Sep 02, 2020
IMO, these are the top 5 books to read for surviving 2020 and beyond: ▫️ The Blank Slate – @sapinker ▫️ Kindly Inquisitors – @jon_rauch ▫️ The Righteous Mind – @JonHaidt ▫️ Higher Superstition – Paul Gross & Norman Levitt ▫️ Cynical Theories – @HPluckrose & @ConceptualJames      source
Jul 26, 2017
“The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.” ― Jonathan Haidt, from his brilliant book The Righteous Mind      source
May 29, 2016
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt is a really good book; we're all selfish & groupish      source
All about trying to figure out the gap between the red and blue states – Republican and Democrat – and it’s really interesting.      source