New York University

Jonathan Haidt

Biography

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures––including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. Haidt has co-founded a variety of organizations and collaborations that apply moral and social psychology toward that end, including HeterodoxAcademy.org and OpenMindPlatform.org. He is on the board of Braver Angels. He is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.