Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt

Professor - New York University

Jonathan Haidt (pronounced “height”) is a social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business. His research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, politics, and religion. He is currently applying his research on moral psychology to address several questions about business, including: 1) Why do people on the left and right see capitalism, business, and economics so differently? and 2) How can companies structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures? (see

Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis, and of the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. He was named a “top 100 global thinker” by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of 65 “World Thinkers″ by Prospect Magazine. He is currently writing Three Stories about Capitalism: The Moral Psychology of Economic Life.

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Photo credit: Mathieu Asselin.

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