Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Moral Mind

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.  Haidt delivered this talk at the 2011 TED Conference.  As you watch, don't give up on his thoughts--he takes the discussion to a challenging and surprising conclusion that calls us all to live beyond our seemingly natural divisions.  Let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, and I suspect largely correct. His conclusion is good, too - we all have reasons for believing as we do, and it is just plain wrong (factually, as well as ethically) to attribute bad motives or a lack of integrity to people just because they disagree with you politically. And yet this goes on every day - in Washington and on the comments to this blog.


Chris said...

I agree, we should not attribute bad motives or lack of integrity to Obama who said the border fence was basically complete.