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About Jonathan Haidt


Short Bio: 

Jonathan Haidt (pronounced “height”) is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, and taught for 16 years in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia

Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures––including the cultures of  progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. His goal is to help people understand each other, live and work near each other, and even learn from each other despite their moral differences. Haidt has co-founded a variety of organizations and collaborations that apply moral and social psychology toward that end, including,, and


Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, and of The New York Times bestsellers The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (co-authored with Greg Lukianoff). He has written more than 100 academic articles. In 2019 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the world's "Top 50 Thinkers."  He has given four TED talks.

For a longer bio, see wikipedia entry here

For Haidt's CV, see here.

Also see Haidt's main website:

as well as his pages at NYU-Stern,

and at

To download a high resolution head shot,

click here for me wearing a jacket,

and here for a less formal image.

Here's a video that was made in 2015, where Greg and I talk about what led to our original article in The Atlantic

Here's me on Real Time, with Bill Mahar, an 8 minute clip giving an overview of the book. (I was the 2nd guest, after Stormy Daniels, which explains an otherwise puzzling aside.) October 2018.

Here's a 21 minute segment of my two hour conversation with Joe Rogan, about the book. This part of our conversation includes a disagreement over the wisdom of letting our 9 and 10 year old daughters go outside without adult supervision.  I also give the overview of the research cited in our book on the rising rates of anxiety and depression, and on their possible link to social media. Why are rates rising so much faster for teen girls than for teen boys?


You can listen to the full episode here.

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