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Jonathan Haidt @JonHaidt New York City

Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. I study moral psych & business ethics. I think social media is damaging democracy so I try to tweet rarely and constructively

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Joined Twitter 1/18/10


Getting multiple perspectives makes a huge difference. https://t.co/ZAKfqXDcz2
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtHere's a really interesting political psych column by @Edsall, on whether conservative thinking is more "natural" o… https://t.co/unUGe0N8quThis is so good, so calming, so conducive to humility, good thinking, productive discussion. From @thomaschattwillhttps://t.co/IvnOHo9Wlt
1/22
2020
As partisanship rises, the success of company mergers is increasingly affected by the match of employee politics, s… https://t.co/zIq3UuMPrU @Michal_Bilewicz @HdxAcademy @PsychRabble @ValidScience I agree with you; i have always been opposed to legislative… https://t.co/fEFkGZ36KX
1/21
2020
Thanks to commenters. To clarify: i don't mean little frustration overall; i meant in the process of the long slow… https://t.co/gKfHYp0VjbAnother supremely important article from @Musa_alGharbi, on the intellectual history of the academy. Here he shows… https://t.co/05FBVWytPDWhen I talk with my students about dating in the age of apps, I worry that there now little courtship, little frust… https://t.co/i9fxIXGj1mLegacy preferences—the admissions advantage given to family of alumni—are alien to Canadian (and European) universi… https://t.co/eRV024Pyct
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtHere is a new paper on how ideological bias may affect the practice of clinical psychology; psychologists should se… https://t.co/Tig69htiE0This is hilarious. A Norwegian TV programme pitted some professional stock-pickers against an astrologist, some bea… https://t.co/8wu7oriCOf
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1/18
2020
Another difference between playing with infants face-to-face and placing them in front of screens: baby and adult b… https://t.co/LeE8ylJBBL
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtI'm also looking to hire a social scientist to be a part time researcher for @EthicalSystems. Can work from anywher… https://t.co/mr1jdjcMGnI'm looking to hire two part-time research collaborators (PhD or advanced grad student). One with expertise in mora… https://t.co/VUbsOslR6t
1/14
2020
From my conversation with @sethgillihan, here are suggestions for how teachers, parents, and therapists can help Ge… https://t.co/oWDXpwQAvr
1/10
2020
A good insight on why the Business Roundtable publicly embraced stakeholder capitalism, from @LauraDTysonhttps://t.co/cCE6d6l3GR @luisrull @eriktorenberg @villageglobal hooked, by eyal
1/9
2020
I talked with @eriktorenberg about social media: a deep dive into how it changed from 2009-2013, becoming much more… https://t.co/HdWtVljOUEI agree, @ContraPoints offers a brilliant, funny, and humane analysis of these fast-morphing cultural trends relate… https://t.co/sPyRETqyjiHere is my End of Year Letter for @EthicalSystems. I welcome our new Exec Director, @FollowAlisonT, and point out c… https://t.co/K7LTEKiJukBeyond flattered by this shout out from @bariweiss for @JonHaidt & my book in the @nytopinion review of the 2010s! https://t.co/v21RaStoVQ
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1/7
2020
@apokerplayer wow! this is super helpful. thank you!Here's another way that Twitter may harm democratic debate: Publicly committing to an answer makes people less rece… https://t.co/gOnfBkG4DS
1/6
2020
Any essay that quotes Warren Zevon is likely to be good. This one, by @Peggynoonannyc, is great, all the way throug… https://t.co/3SIMmaxHIy @patrickdgatti @PicoIyer yes, he uses that word too, in the article
1/4
2020
Here is a beautiful essay by @PicoIyer on "chronocentrism": prejudice against other times, analogous to ethnocentri… https://t.co/Gvq9S1MJCI
1/2
2019
@thomaschattwill I'm drawing here on an amazing book I read a draft of: The Power of Bad, by @JohnTierneyNYC and Ro… https://t.co/JtzDJquWAC @thomaschattwill Same to you, Thomas, I hope we will meet in the new year. Please let me know if you come to NYC.I love this statement from @thomaschattwill. I would just add that bad is stronger than good, often 4-5 times stron… https://t.co/Pto9T712d9 @TheWhig yes, i did read the report, and thought it quite objective. I also trust Knight on these issues, i think t… https://t.co/hBUqOm8DINHere's a really interesting report on the politics and asymmetries of Twitter users, from @knightfdn, well summariz… https://t.co/MFFlxzIpzR
12/31
2019
Here's an excellent column by @PamelaParesky on how the psychology of "moral pollution" drives so much of life onli… https://t.co/NLgxNnRc1EIf you make your politics your identity, then changing them will cause existential discomfort, perhaps despair. Ins… https://t.co/4KaMdRNtQC
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt @paulg Paul: Yes, i think you should worry. On this page I summarize the research as to why: https://t.co/XyNVwphhM0 @paulg yes! i try to get my kids to go out, but 1)there are no other kids out there, and 2) devices and games are s… https://t.co/P5s3vqk1vd @MatthewMezey @tobi @Shopify thanks, just bought it.
12/29
2019
Government standards are making 5-year-olds and kindergarten teachers miserable https://t.co/gYkSv2PZ2U
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtI read this essay by @karen_stenner and @JonHaidt when it first appeared in Authoritarianism In America (a collecti… https://t.co/7HYltyV6Bu
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt @YanceySanderson ability to say "i think you are right about X but i disagree about Y". as JS mill says, we often m… https://t.co/BN3qphU2G7Here's a great thread on how building an ethical company with humane work conditions may be easier when you have a… https://t.co/oqZHF0YR4A
12/27
2019
What's to be done about the #mentalhealth crisis among #GenZ? @JonHaidt has some ideas—read the latest Think Act… https://t.co/tTWrYqqX2x
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtScholarly critique, holiday style: If unsure, ask a question instead of making an assertion If your argument reli… https://t.co/LgWlUqaWJp
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12/26
2019
What’s on the far side of the Moon? https://t.co/8x38IkDJcS
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtWhen CEOs engage in activities such as insider trading and fraudulent reporting, how does it affect outcomes for th… https://t.co/5WLPINRcf4
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtInteresting new look at the behavioral science of setting goals—particularly New Years' resolutions. High- and low-… https://t.co/p88JCWCC2C
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtI have been very critical of @Yale since 2015. But here are two recent positive data points: 1) a new committee to… https://t.co/ERNbKmZj6uBeautiful writing, about the extraordinary life and luck of the first person to walk in space, Alexei Leonov, in 19… https://t.co/JnqMzQjLSCIn @australian, Paul Kelly skillfully applies the lessons of The Righteous Mind to Scott Morrison's unexpected vict… https://t.co/7FlsHjtBQh“People prefer fair inequality to unfair equality.” @paulbloomatyale #fairness via @JonHaidt on @villageglobalhttps://t.co/ZFdS8R2Kxe
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12/24
2019
This is such a wise essay by @kittypurrzog on how outrage has come to consume our attention, and why we should turn… https://t.co/cNsK2G1jYZ
12/23
2019
@HdxAcademy I am the chairman of the board, so it's my job to raise enough money that @DebMashekHxA can pay the sta… https://t.co/vBgf3piM15If you want to help improve universities and their ability to expand the frontiers of knowledge and educate student… https://t.co/A6O2KZW4NFhttps://t.co/vRf0SpBwsEhttps://t.co/K6W1DuA1hHhttps://t.co/MRgKMk3dSjhttps://t.co/toBxYNQHwkhttps://t.co/OB8nZHLV76https://t.co/28yefdIcNIhttps://t.co/q0Yb6rwJANhttps://t.co/FiGYuibdOAhttps://t.co/ymivt5W1G8https://t.co/RWPRVWi0UQhttps://t.co/lGNOv87Ehrhttps://t.co/OoLCBXjtwqhttps://t.co/p8QjCpiknUhttps://t.co/eH6HJ68ZhVDeb Mashek and I invited 15 people to join the new advisory council for @HdxAcademy. Every single one said yes imme… https://t.co/hKpf1gjvVEMeet HxA Advisory Council member @AliceDreger -- prolific historian and journalist, author of "Galileo's Middle Fin… https://t.co/8SAubaCr7s
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtMeet HxA Advisory Council member @xavbriggs -- six-year vice president of the @FordFoundation and distinguished vi… https://t.co/K6OUpAP6BL
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt"In keeping with previous surveys, we find that there are three groups of students: one group consistently supporti… https://t.co/Bdr6vTxYIm
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtDid you know that Heterodox Academy @HDXacademy has a K-12 community group? Or that you can email our membership ma… https://t.co/uu9bC1Crho
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidtbananas are having a year https://t.co/1tj8PSWNpd
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12/21
2019
I learned so much about Boris Johnson in this fascinating profile by @sullydish, from before the election. Includin… https://t.co/Xf0c0yTZ9X
12/20
2019
The Coddling has become increasingly relevant to the tech industry--and others that hire from elite schools--as Gen… https://t.co/xlX9owv9lL
12/19
2019
This checklist would make us all better. On every topic: https://t.co/XCFYVEmVos
Retweeted by Jonathan Haidt @NAChristakis @PrincetonUPress Totally agree, Nicholas, and that used to be Yale's mission too. But under the curre… https://t.co/fXyofibQ8pI wish @JohnAvlon could be our next president. In this 6 minute video he lays out how to improve our democracy by i… https://t.co/RpcNadUykDand, for a further update, this graph from Piketty shows a related trend continuing, in the US, UK, and France. (h/… https://t.co/0ZWdbaQAuf
12/18
2019
Civil society should be composed of many games, each with its own rules and purposes. But in recent years the "poli… https://t.co/St0aVpFPSZ @DTWillingham Dan, i didn't know that! Yes, i insisted on having the wall covered in bookshelves when i took it ove… https://t.co/0ik5ufNVkF
12/17
2019
More evidence that in the long run, when companies commit to ethical culture and behavior, it pays off for sharehol… https://t.co/JOjjjmoZnU
12/15
2019
I should also note, for completeness and for data geeks, that after my essay was published in 2012, there was a ver… https://t.co/JG0mST3sXkRobbie George (@McCormickProf) and his James Madison program has brought so much viewpoint diversity to Princeton;… https://t.co/diQOP4aLmoWe at @HdxAcademy are so honored to have @CornelWest and @McCormickProf on our advisory council. Their scholarship… https://t.co/fgFKdvlU78Meet Heterodox Academy's new advisory council: 15 luminaries with diverse perspectives on higher ed. @HdxAcademy an… https://t.co/LMTMb5UjXR @convertdcyclist @ZubyMusic thanks, this is my favorite tweet of the weekWhat I'm quoted here as saying is true. What @JonHaidt, @DebMashekHxA, and their team at @HdxAcademy are doing is e… https://t.co/5ejzHHnPoJ
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtTo update this essay for 2019, I note that the Republican party today is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan, and… https://t.co/MksUjCl7liWhy do working class people often vote for conservative parties? Here was my explanation in 2012, for @guardianhttps://t.co/Z8kwxx33TfA good application of Moral Foundations Theory to the UK vote https://t.co/8B1MXPh1nkNEW episode: @CarolQuillen, president @DavidsonCollege We discuss Davidson's commitments to free expression, UChi… https://t.co/VXHDGb9H9m
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtHeterodox Academy is oriented around a particular set of norms and values, which we have taken to calling the ‘HxA… https://t.co/wzwHd7Sxm9
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12/14
2019
Here's a great summary by my @NYUStern colleague @mikehposner of a speech on "common good capitalism," by… https://t.co/DBDeWEP7PD @R__INDEX actually, the one true replication study came out quite well. See here https://t.co/XpdqHarU9VHow Seeing the Good in People Can Help Bridge Our Differences https://t.co/Ics6hfKVjc via @epochtimes
12/12
2019
¿Estamos preparando adecuadamente a los jóvenes para encarar la vida adulta o les estamos protegiendo demasiado?… https://t.co/w9QH8mhPmf
Retweeted by Jonathan HaidtFederalist #10 is here: https://t.co/eVF7ofbBx7 The article about the Peloton controversy is here:… https://t.co/Pc2DiSnjLgThe #peloton controversy illustrates James Madison's fears about the human tendency toward forming factions and fig… https://t.co/jxVnWPTwFr
12/10
2019
CBT works, and benefits are clear a year later. In #TheCoddling, @glukianoff and I recommend that universities tea… https://t.co/l2LNbIofa4
12/8
2019
I talked with @sethgillihan, who wrote one of the best books on CBT: CBT Made Simple. (Rec to me by Aaron Beck) We… https://t.co/sJdXDYOOHG
12/7
2019

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