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Can a divided America heal?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 on ted.com

How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals...

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How common threats can make common (political) ground

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 on ted.com

If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we’d all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet,...

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Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 on ted.com

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose...

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The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Posted by on Sep 17, 2008 on ted.com

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or...

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