Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research examines the emotional basis of morality and the ways that morality varies across cultures, including the cultures of liberals and conservatives. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and then went to the University of Chicago for additional training in cultural psychology. He has been active in the positive psychology movement since 1999, and in 2001 he was awarded the Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology. He has received four awards for his teaching, including the 2004 Outstanding Faculty Award conferred by the Governor of the State of Virginia, Mark Warner. He was the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor at the Princeton University Center for Human Values in 2006-2007, and is now the Kaufman visiting scholar at the NYU-Stern school of business. He is currently writing The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.
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