The Righteous Mind
A review of

The Righteous Mind

Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Come Together

by David Meyer

Author of The Happiness Hypothesis Jonathan Haidt explores how and why you bond or don’t bond with people of similar or dissimilar beliefs.

After 20 years of researching the topic, Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, asks: Why do people have such strong feelings about right and wrong, and how can you have more thoughtful interactions with individuals whose outlooks differ from your own? In this well-structured though dense text, Haidt tackles these and other thorny issues about moral righteousness and the conflicts it engenders.

Haidt’s exploration shows how moral psychology can explain divisions among individuals and groups. He offers practical tools to improve communication as well as concepts to help readers understand moral, political and religious differences.

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