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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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,...
Here is my blurb for @RichardvReeves's important book Of Boys and Men: – source
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
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...
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
Breaking the Social Media Prism
How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing
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...
[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
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...
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
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...
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
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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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