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The Righteous Mind

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In a new book, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores how we reach different moral judgments about the same issue.  Haidt says we join groups to reinforce these judgments and this "groupishness"  contributed to the survival of our species, but it has also been cause for fierce divisiveness. Haidt says there’s another option: mutual understanding and respect. 

Related links:

www.RighteousMind.com to learn more about the book

www.YourMorals.org to take the surveys described in the interview

"Understanding Libertarian Morality: The Psychological Roots of an Individualist Ideology."

 

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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