This page offers a collection of videos containing information instrumental to understanding the political divide.

The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives, by Jonathan Haidt, TED, 2008

When Compassion Leads to Sacrilege, by Jonathan Haidt, Stanford University School of Medice Center for Compassion and Altruism Research, April 28, 2011

The Colbert Report, guest Jonathan Haidt, May 2, 2012

Moyers and Company, guest Jonathan Haidt, Feb 3, 2012

Three Stories About Capitalism, by Jonathan Haidt, at Zurich Minds, published December 3, 2014

Two Stories About Capitalism, by Jonthan Haidt, Uniwersytet SWPS, published March 31, 2015

Podcast: The Psychology Behind Morality, interview of Jonathan Haidt by Krista Tippett, at On Being.  Transcript here.

The Forum: The Moral Psychology of Political Polarization: Many Causes and a Few Possible Responses, by Jonathan Haidt, NYU School of Law, published November 21, 2014


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A politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and other scholars who want to improve our academic disciplines and universities. We share a concern about a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged, and errors can go unchallenged.

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