Picture of author.
13+ Works 7,338 Membros 167 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Obras de Jonathan Haidt

Associated Works

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters (2010) — Commentary — 94 cópias, 1 resenha
Handbook of Positive Psychology (2001) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Scarsdale, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Orissa, India
Yale University (BA) (1985)
University of Pennsylvania (PhD) (1992)
Professor of Ethical Leadership
University of Virginia
Stern School of Business
Pequena biografia
Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He received his B. A. from Yale University in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He then did post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and in Orissa, India. He was a professor at the University of Virginia from 1995 until 2011, when he joined the Stern School of Business. His research focuses on morality – its emotional foundations, cultural variations, and developmental course. He began his career studying the negative moral emotions, such as disgust, shame, and vengeance, but then moved on to the understudied positive moral emotions, such as admiration, awe, and moral elevation. This work got him involved with the field of positive psychology, in which he has been a leading researcher. He is the co-developer of Moral Foundations theory, and of the research site YourMorals.org. He uses his research to help people understand and respect the moral motives of their enemies (see CivilPolitics.org). He won three teaching awards from the University of Virginia, and one from the governor of Virginia. His three TED talks have been viewed more than 3 million times. (Those talks are on political psychology, on religion, and on the causes of America’s political polarization.) He was named a “top 100 global thinker” of 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the 65 “World Thinkers of 2013″ by Prospect. He is the author of more than 90 academic articles and two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, and the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. For more information see JonathanHaidt.com.




Jonathan Haidt did a great job rounding up lots of historical, philosophical, and scientific perspectives to adequately explain modern manifestations of tribal evolution. The insights and expansions at times were mindblowing, or at least made a lot about human behavior, groupthink, and personality click together. This is a great book for someone interested in personality or moral psychology because it integrates understanding of individuals, groups, and societies and how they emerge in sequence like Russian nesting dolls. I appreciated the compassion of Dr. Haidt when relaying his understanding of human tendencies, and his optimism about human potential. The earnestness and passion in his explanations elevated this one.… (mais)
jojiswims | outras 77 resenhas | Jul 18, 2024 |
A very well crafted book. A hard look at what is troubling the next generation, why and what we can do to alleviate it. A truly important book which should be widely read. I'll be re-reading.
jvgravy | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 14, 2024 |
Even though I disagree with some minor stuff in the book, like only defining what you're talking about 300 pages in, it's findings are essential for understanding people and politics. It really did change how I think about things.

edit three years later: I brought it down from five stars to two. There are some interesting results in this book but the author pushes a conclusion based on them that's ridiculous and in light of stuff he did elsewhere, clearly motivated. The book could still be valuable if you want to understand conservatives and get a better way to talk to them, you should just keep in mind that having more moral values doesn't mean they are more moral, it just means they have more ways of rationalization to flip-flop between to rationalize whatever they feel like at the moment.… (mais)
yellowdaniel | outras 77 resenhas | Jun 26, 2024 |
It's a decently insightful book that explores into the ways in which contemporary society is impeding the growth and development of the youth.

Haidt argues that the culture of "safety-ism" on college campuses and in other areas of life is creating a generation of individuals who are not ready to face the challenges of the real world. The book goes through the adverse effects of microaggressions, trigger warnings, and other forms of overprotection end up in creating a fragile individual who cannot come to terms with reality.

There are issues with certain examples that are sighted, as I think he mostly goes after the left mostly – Haidt does lampoon the extreme right wingers too but just as an afterthought.

Also, there are certain passages which come across like a commercial for CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Technique) a short-term psychotherapy program unlike psycho analysis.

While I agree with the premise of the authors however, I don’t agree the “Kids are anti-fragile by nature” mantra; Overall it’s an ok read, probably was expecting it to be more detailed and insightful considering I have read Jonathan’s views in journals.
… (mais)
Vik.Ram | outras 34 resenhas | Jun 16, 2024 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by

Tabelas & Gráficos