The Psychological Foundations of the American Culture War (or, How “Liberal” Became a Dirty Word)

Morality binds people together into teams that pursue sacred values. But the values held sacred on the political left are different—and fewer—than those held sacred on the right. Recent research on moral and political psychology reveals why it is so difficult for Americans to find common ground—or even mutual comprehension—on so many issues.

Speakers: Jonathan Haidt
Festival: 2011

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