Sept 21-24 NYC + Virtual
Portrait of Haidt

Jonathan Haidt

Professor, New York University Stern School of Business

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and taught for 16 years in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia 

Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality and how morality varies across cultures, including the cultures of progressives, 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,, and
Haidt is the author of “The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom,” as well as two New York Times bestsellers–“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion” and “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.” He is currently writing “Life After Babel: Adapting to a World We Can No Longer Share,” has written more than 100 academic articles, and given four TED talks. 

In 2019, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the world’s ""Top 50 Thinkers."" Since 2018, he has been studying the contributions of social media to the decline of teen mental health and the rise of political dysfunction.

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