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Jonathan Haidt @JonHaidt New York City

Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. I think social media is damaging democracy so I try to tweet rarely and constructively

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Joined Twitter 1/18/10


A great review by @mroth78 of what the pandemic's effects may be on higher ed, and what is so valuable about the co… https://t.co/EvGsjOIgPd @shola_ar Thank you for this critique. Since June I am listening more, moved by stories of daily indignities experienced by Black Americans."Never give up, but never give in to bitterness,” @repjohnlewis told us on the 2019 @FaithandPolitic pilgrimage. Wh… https://t.co/HqgZD7AH65John Lewis lived in my neighborhood, & was always warm & friendly except the last time I talked to him. It was afte… https://t.co/xC2GcaMXqI
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtWATCH: John Lewis tearfully accepting National Book Award. He couldn't get a library card in 1956 because the libra… https://t.co/teoFfNxphQ
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7/18
2020
A beautiful essay, so needed now, from @CornelWest and @McCormickProf https://t.co/VBscH2VpVO https://t.co/0jn2z7RV2s"messages containing moral suasion were more effective at reducing incivility than were messages with no moral cont… https://t.co/HTboQqeO6aAn update on that letter attacking @sapinker, including this gem that summarizes the attitude that shines through i… https://t.co/N2ognlvHx6
7/16
2020
Here's the last live talk I gave, March 4. On how social media is changing group dynamics, democracies, and Gen Z.… https://t.co/a74IPsPYsc
7/10
2020
today at noon ET: https://t.co/lASrezQt0gIn sum: we hate fellow citizens more, and then we interact on platforms that incentivize nastiness while giving us… https://t.co/7LG9N9ELZnA second crucial precursor of our current madness is the way that Twitter and Facebook changed between 2009 and 201… https://t.co/hMwCLVDQSXIf it seems to you that American politics has reached peak madness, or escape velocity, here are 2 essays that lay… https://t.co/uqb5P1n1OjExcellent piece from @David_S_Wilson about how a "third way" of entrepreneurship, based on managing cultural evolut… https://t.co/udvgD8yAAP
7/9
2020
Must-read new report from @WEF on the future of corporate governance in an era of stakeholder capitalism: https://t.co/WfSI639JZx
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7/8
2020
@JPdeRuiter @HdxAcademy JP, I am horrified by what ICE/Trump is doing. HxA almost never makes statements. Its membe… https://t.co/PGKl8ggJryA great essay by @IrshadManji on how to have more productive conversations about diversity https://t.co/B3EHEd27aAI am very pleased to have joined @thomaschattwill and 148 other writers, with a wide range of views, on this "lette… https://t.co/PX2Roxepq2Here's an example of a study that found that ideological diversity DID improve the quality of work -- among editors… https://t.co/ANPJnkrRSuViewpoint diversity often helps groups find the truth. But this new study finds that political diversity on company… https://t.co/eoUvehJtgiStupid. Cruel. Vile. https://t.co/z0iA9XlDsq
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtI fully agree with Jason's analysis. Universities and students are struggling to plan for the fall in a fast-changi… https://t.co/MmbMi3DRSE
7/7
2020
@laurama86089141 but i do agree with his proclamation.@sapinker exemplifies enlightenment values, progressive values, academic values. Here @evolutionistrue gives a lin… https://t.co/cf4eF8boUV
7/6
2020
There was once a time when academics thought it was good to question orthodoxies. In recent years, expressing contr… https://t.co/jzkdfFfPCwIf scholars scan each others' collective work—every word written or recorded—searching for the least charitable rea… https://t.co/ToKY4bDzzWComing after the David Shor firing (for tweeting Omar Wasow study), the message this letter sends to young scholars… https://t.co/0ZBZEXWJmT.@sapinker is an exemplary academic, bringing interesting ideas to the public, with nuance. An "open letter" agains… https://t.co/fkZcYsKUwsThis messaging is a perfect illustration of @karen_stenner's analysis in The Authoritarian Dynamic: it attempts to… https://t.co/AbfXsZ1bLq
7/4
2020
“A critic—even a forceful one—does business in the proper currency of intellectual discourse: presenting evidence,… https://t.co/cUOQsnIq5S
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtOn Thursday, July 9 at 3pm ET, HxA member Dr. Gregory Tague will be leading a conversation on veganism, its ethical… https://t.co/EvMDgmdJhY
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtHere is @Yascha_Mounk's thread describing what Persuasion is, and why he launched it https://t.co/NqQZsbEJw6I am so pleased to join the new community of writers at Persuasion, committed to reinvigorating the values of a fre… https://t.co/VFAUrfjrgo
7/3
2020
OpenMind is looking for a talented data scientist and programmer to join our team to build data-driven products tha… https://t.co/TS8baXEm7JJune was a month of extraordinary transformation. One big change: Trump's odds of re-election, according to the bet… https://t.co/yl5bYgFjPB
7/1
2020
May our crucial conversations be graced with humility and curiosity as we seek to bring light, not heat: How do you… https://t.co/MfIZnhyrvK
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6/30
2020
Great discussion of “predistribution,” @JosephEStiglitz & @RayDalio at @NoemaMag. Powerful idea: give everyone a b… https://t.co/AA72ecpeyxIf you’re part of the small, shrinking band who still think cancel culture is a myth, read this compassionate piec… https://t.co/k26cEQeJ0x
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6/28
2020
Interested in sharing your story about who you are and what you care about? Submit a 2-3 min video by July 12th fo… https://t.co/6OxM4hKbTESeeking to better understand race, racism, policing and the criminal justice system, and the everyday experiences o… https://t.co/GGMAAehkan
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6/27
2020
Post-covid corporate culture will be different. @FollowAlisonT explains how, out of the new reality of radical tran… https://t.co/A1wcHHt78I
6/25
2020
@michaeloborne yes! i love this idea @MrDPoole good point. Yes, if @twitter could do this for us, give us this option, it would be great. @zxvxpolitics good point, thx @einselection great idea! i suggested something like this in talks at FB and Twitter, that they code users for aggr… https://t.co/YEU2iSbdgTThis is a very interesting idea. If it were adopted by 10% of us (with a fairly high bar for personal insult), woul… https://t.co/m2q9J6bqduIn response to commenters' questions: I'd suggest episodes 2-4, especially. I had not known the legal and intellect… https://t.co/hgGXSbuLwTYou’ve probably heard"play is important," but what do kids get out of it besides fun? (And sometimes it doesn’t eve… https://t.co/dFjuwDlmLu
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6/24
2020
@majosmadrid @Instacart oh no!Every Sunday evening I plan to recommend someone: 1) from outside my ideological comfort zone; 2) who I learn from;… https://t.co/PiFMvLohAW
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6/22
2020
I'm trying to use this month to read widely and see multiple perspectives, before speaking out. A friend recommende… https://t.co/JB5sTPSjBd
6/21
2020
What are the most promising ways we can shape our post-pandemic planet for good? Find out with @EthicalSystems and… https://t.co/m3mk2o5gpg
6/18
2020
Technology? Absence of meaning? Declining faith in liberalism? Many things have led us to this radical moment. But… https://t.co/KWTIHk4iMz
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtA key idea for understanding when democracy arises is to look at when leaders need consent and participation in ord… https://t.co/aT1ISnwFx2I'm reading a really interesting new book, "The Decline and Rise of Democracy," by my NYU colleague @stasavage. Ear… https://t.co/3N5a0i7FZWBlogged: "Responsible Rhetoric In The Age of Polarization" https://t.co/FbYMTeELRt A 3-step process to more effecti… https://t.co/fFGtAcZvA3
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtHow to help your kids grow and learn, without micromanaging, when so much structure is gone. Great essay by… https://t.co/DKEzvP3whA
6/16
2020
"We need to prepare for this election as we would for a natural disaster like an earthquake or a hurricane—and unli… https://t.co/bFoXSbBZRR
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6/15
2020
I have been away from Twitter for a while because of its intensifying nastiness. But I must share this essay by… https://t.co/DIEhM9xGRg
6/14
2020
Read ⁦@FrankBruni⁩ “I want as many broadly educated, deeply reflective citizens and leaders as possible...when it c… https://t.co/d24bisLp4D
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtHow will corporate culture change as a result of the coronavirus? @AdamMGrant makes three sensible and hopeful pred… https://t.co/Vgp1njWReq
6/4
2020
An important reality check, from @zacharykarabell, showing that this year is really different from, and not (yet) n… https://t.co/Pty7ORMDuPOur differences can unite us if we choose to let them. I spoke with @arthurbrooks, @Harvard professor and social sc… https://t.co/fqWAJ3toMO
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6/3
2020
JUST RELEASED: FIRE’s Model Code of Student Conduct is a guide for college and university administrators for gover… https://t.co/6gDrysWWU1
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtDisagreements over how to emerge from lockdown could be so productive, if we approach them with the intellectual hu… https://t.co/HXk0m6hZltAn insightful essay from @JohnAvlon: We need to apply lessons from history now, e.g., from @repjohnlewis.… https://t.co/mLGDb7701gA powerful and painful analysis of where we are, and why America may be less able to recover from conflict and viol… https://t.co/dTKIUrOdHx
6/1
2020
@PeterTColeman1 my daughter is in love, enraptured....I highly recommend this summary of the current state of affairs regarding violence against Black Americans, and the… https://t.co/8C6RrL3Am6
5/31
2020
This is a great time for businesses to switch from treating labor as their largest cost, to be minimized, over to a… https://t.co/P1MxEOZIJKYep https://t.co/3ZujJqBiPY
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5/28
2020
In this conversation, @JonHaidt discusses how COVID might change people, organizations, economies, and nations in w… https://t.co/FSC9GbdYyr
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5/27
2020
I finally created a YouTube channel, with 11 playlists: https://t.co/ubUs1b1HrI https://t.co/X0x1yAL4XMHere is a place where a third story about capitalism is being developed, based on an evolutionary foundation, by a… https://t.co/WeZWZUslON
5/25
2020
My thanks to @Peter_Wehner, who interviewed me for @TheAtlantic and did a better job of making sense of my work, an… https://t.co/Px7BPBr5AP @jgownder @NAChristakis i don't say its equal, in the articleHere's a potential silver lining, from COVID to climate change mitigation, from @TheEconomist. Current conditions g… https://t.co/op41nMjhNYWe're all cheering rapid innovation in immunology. Faster innovation beyond this crisis will also be vital to addre… https://t.co/rI2YztQDKx“The key here is primary sources…. You don’t have to take it from me that the war was about slavery. Me telling you… https://t.co/oD8mwOMwt3
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5/24
2020
Overwhelmingly, students report feeling more distracted learning via #Zoom than when taking classes in person… https://t.co/4RqVUS4AVN
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt @AndreaGirones Thanks so much for pointing me to this. Yes, this is what @TobiasRose and I feared in our article la… https://t.co/GbWl0hLaGHArnold Kling has a great post on epistemology and institutional decay. Gives this important quote from @DavidBrin,… https://t.co/qKskFoHBBKHere is a beautiful post in which @cvaldary applies Dr. King's teachings to conflicts during the pandemic https://t.co/cXqjnMUQaV
5/23
2020
“In the aggregate, our results suggest that a Democratic politician might lose votes from taking left-wing position… https://t.co/nsOQp6bVDi
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtI talked with @amyewalter about America's response to COVID, and why it helps to look at different levels of social… https://t.co/rcYkbLxK31“Our polarization became something that's blocking our ability to deal with the crisis.” On the latest from… https://t.co/ZOZbxQOtOY
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt @iammarkcarnegie @karen_stenner Hi Mark, yes, this is an interesting and twisted case, just covered in these two gr… https://t.co/tnRpc65MT3Political psychologists say that conservatives are more sensitive to threat, and Trump is a germaphobe. So why are… https://t.co/Gpl3b1MuuUAre we actually unified during the COVID-19 pandemic? On the latest from #AspenIdeasNow, social psychologist… https://t.co/YyRoCwHIHt
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt @ReliefBelief thanks, but this is for colds, which are upper respiratory, and which can definitely be spread by hands.
5/22
2020
Excellent (as always) from @Edsall on polarization in the pandemic, and on why conservatives are less concerned tha… https://t.co/sdFZzrFMHXConfirmation from the CDC: COVID is rarely spread by touch/surfaces/fomites. (Can anyone find a documented case?) I… https://t.co/cudhcHiAZP“That thought can be taken further, in a subversive direction. It is possible that ESG is undermining itself — or a… https://t.co/lpIwoPI3l5
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtI talked with @NYUStern student @keenanweaving, in the "5 questions" series hosted by @NYUAlumni. Questions about C… https://t.co/RUf5GwTNRKHappy birthday, John Stuart Mill! Here are Mill's three main arguments for freedom of speech, from "All Minus One:… https://t.co/CGQ7twr5sx
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtMy latest @aminterest on the COVID 19 crisis and so called "ideological" polarization. https://t.co/xI1TZfvPCG
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5/21
2020
Recommended reading on Mill's birthday, especially for HS and college students: All Minus One, from @HdxAcademy, Ci… https://t.co/t0C4clm0su
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtCollaborative project for researchers from any field: Can you predict cultural differences in findings? https://t.co/7BcjeExopU“As COVID-19 continues to generate uncertainty about the short-term future of higher education, one thing that is c… https://t.co/11GWSJpNrT
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5/20
2020
Great Truth #2 from The Happiness Hypothesis: "Life itself is but what you deem it." (Marcus Aurelius). https://t.co/tjmahkbKRP
5/19
2020

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