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Jonathan David Haidt is an American social psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business, and author. His main areas of study are the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Haidt's main scientific contributions come from the psychological field of moral foundations theory.
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Of Boys and Men
Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It
Richard V. Reeves - 2022-09-27
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A positive vision for masculinity in a postfeminist worldBoys and men are struggling. Profound economic and social changes of recent decades have many losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. While the lives of women have changed, the lives of many men have remained the same or even worsened.Our attitudes, our institutions,...
Jonathan Haidt
Here is my blurb for @RichardvReeves's important book Of Boys and Men:      source
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The Logic of Human Destiny
Robert Wright - 2001-01-08 (first published in 1999)
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In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us next.In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever ...
Jonathan Haidt
My thinking has been very influenced by @robertwrighter's book NonZero, which is just as relevant today as it was in 1999. There IS a future in which digital media gives us a far better democratic society than we have today. But it may be hard to get from here to there.      source
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How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole
Susan Cain - 2022-04-05
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In her new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet reveals the power of a bittersweet outlook on life, and why we’ve been so blind to its value.With Quiet, Susan Cain urged our society to cultivate space for the undervalued, indispensable introverts among us, thereby revealing an untapped power hidden in plain sight. Now she emp...
Jonathan Haidt
A gorgeous book was published yesterday. Bittersweet, by @susancain. My blurb for it: "She takes you to a room in your own heart full of treasures that you had forgotten about. This is a book to read, feel, and savor."      source
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Breaking the Social Media Prism
How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing
Chris Bail - 2022-09-27
A revealing look at how user behavior is powering deep social divisions online--and how we might yet defeat political tribalism on social mediaIn an era of increasing social isolation, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are among the most important tools we have to understand each other. We use social media as a mirror to decipher our place in soc...
Jonathan Haidt
[email protected]_bail wrote a superb book "Breaking the Social Media Prism," based on his research. In this Nature commentary he lays out what kind of research we most need now to figure out how to make social media less harmful:      source
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The Way Out
How to Overcome Toxic Polarization
Peter T. Coleman - 2021-06-01
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The partisan divide in the United States has widened to a chasm. Legislators vote along party lines and rarely cross the aisle. Political polarization is personal, too--and it is making us miserable. Surveys show that Americans have become more fearful and hateful of supporters of the opposing political party and imagine that they hold much more ex...
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Great advice on how to avoid arguments and connect with people instead, with many insights from @PeterTColeman1 and his excellent book The Way Out.      source
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Let's Be Reasonable
A Conservative Case for Liberal Education
Jonathan Marks - 2021-02-09
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A conservative college professor's compelling defense of liberal educationNot so long ago, conservative intellectuals such as William F. Buckley Jr. believed universities were worth fighting for. Today, conservatives seem more inclined to burn them down. In Let's Be Reasonable, conservative political theorist and professor Jonathan Marks finds in l...
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This is a really good book, with new ideas for people on the left and the right about why universities are important and how to improve them in our polarized time. By @marksjo1      source
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Science Fictions
How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth
Stuart Ritchie - 2020-07-21
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Hypeology will expose the bias, hype, incompetence and fraud that plague the peer-reviewed world where many of the most seductive and striking scientific studies originate, and will take a Freakonomics-style look at the implications of this crisis for us all.A whole industry of books and TED-talks has been built on the findings of psychological stu...
Jonathan Haidt
Here's a really thought provoking review by @Musa_alGharbi of a really interesting book by @StuartJRitchie: Science Fictions. About problems in science that interfere with truth-finding, and how to improve the process. Via @HdxAcademy      source
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How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal - 2019-09-10
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You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and profess...
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I highly recommend @nireyal's new book, Indistractable. Nir and I disagree on whether phones are a cause of rising in teen depression, but his book is full of great ideas for improving your relationship with your phone, and "hacking back" your time.      source