Jonathan Haidt

Can a divided America heal?

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How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basis of our political choices. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, he describes the patterns of thinking and historical causes that have led to such sharp divisions in America — and provides a vision for how the country might move forward.

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Jonathan Haidt · Social psychologist

Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral and political creatures.

Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral and political creatures.

Chris Anderson · TED Curator

After a long career in journalism and publishing, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002 and has developed it as a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading.

After a long career in journalism and publishing, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002 and has developed it as a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading.