Jonathan Haidt's Book The Righteous Mind Explains Why Liberals Don't Get Conservatives

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April 1 2012 10:50 AM

Jonathan Haidt: Why Conservatives Get It and Liberals Don't

In his new book The Righteous Mind, psychologist Jonathan Haidt says our moral judgments are informed by six “foundational” values, including justice, loyalty and authority. Haidt’s research shows that conservatives put about equal emphasis on the six values whereas liberals don’t. The result, he explains, is that liberals just don’t get conservatives—and, in a sense, don’t get life more generally:   

You can watch the whole interview on Bloggingheads.tv.

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