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The Social Impact of Political Polarization on College Campuses
October 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Jonathan Haidt (pronounced “height”) is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992\, and taught for 16 years in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia.
Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality\, and how morality varies across cultures––including the cultures of American progressive\, conservatives and libertarians. Haidt is the author of <em>The Happiness Hypothesis</em>\, and of the<em> New York Times</em> bestseller <em>The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion</em>. His third book will be published in September 2018: <em>The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure</em> (co-authored with Greg Lukianoff).
At NYU-Stern\, he is applying his research on moral psychology to business ethics\, asking how companies can structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures (see EthicalSystems.org). He is also the co-founder of HeterodoxAcademy.org\, a collaboration among nearly 2000 professors who are working to increase viewpoint diversity and freedom of inquiry in universities.