Jonathan Haidt (pronounced “height”) is a social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business. His research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, politics, and religion. He is currently applying his research on moral psychology to address several questions about business, including: 1) Why do people on the left and right see capitalism, business, and economics so differently? and 2) How can companies structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures? (see EthicalSystems.org).
Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis, and of the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. He was named a “top 100 global thinker” by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of 65 “World Thinkers″ by Prospect Magazine. He is currently writing Three Stories about Capitalism: The Moral Psychology of Economic Life.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- How Capitalism Changes Conscience
A response to “What are the connections between culture and conscience?”
- Jonathan Haidt's Homepage
Learn more about Jonathan Haidt's research and writing.
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
This book by Jonathan Haidt is an investigation into the origins of morality as the basis of religion and politics.
Photo credit: Mathieu Asselin.