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The Exchange

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."