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Jonathan Haidt

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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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The Way Out
How to Overcome Toxic Polarization
Peter T. Coleman - Jun 01, 2021
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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...
Jonathan Haidt
Oct 01, 2021
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 - Feb 09, 2021
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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...
Jonathan Haidt
Aug 21, 2021
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 - Jul 21, 2020
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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
Jan 23, 2021
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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Indistractable
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal - Sep 10, 2019
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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...
Jonathan Haidt
Sep 12, 2019
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