Jonanthan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt (pronounced “height”) is a social psychologist and professor in the Business and Society Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He studies moral psychology, with a particular interest in the moral emotions, such as moral disgust and moral elevation. He is the author of two books – The Happiness Hypothesis, and The Righteous Mind. In his current work he is examining businesses as complex multi-level organisms that have cultural and institutional features that can be more or less hospitable to ethical and unethical behavior.

Recent Posts

February 3, 2014 in Morality

Why Sam Harris is Unlikely to Change his Mind

Jonathan Haidt analyzes the shortcomings of human reasoning and bets $10,000 that Harris will not be swayed by reason alone.The New Atheist Sam Harris recently offered to pay $10,000 to…
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April 2, 2012 in Mind, Politics, Religion

Why We Love to Lose Ourselves in Religion

Jonathan Haidt's journey from being an atheist to being a psychologist who thinks that religion was a crucial part of our biological and cultural evolution for morality.
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