Jonathan Haidt

Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University Stern School of Business

Jonathan Haidt 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 to address questions such as why people on the left and right see capitalism, business, and economics so differently and how companies can structure and run themselves to be resistant to ethical failures. Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis and 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.

Videos/Audio of Jonathan Haidt

The world faces seemingly impossible challenges including financial crises, global warming, and a growing sense of fear... See more
When it comes to the bottom line, corporate social responsibility sometimes pays, but sometimes does not. Yet recent... See more
Morality binds people together into teams that pursue sacred values. But the values held sacred on the political left... See more
How do “experience” and “memory” shape well-being? Author Jonathan Haidt talks about three of the ten great truths from... See more