why rural and working-class americans vote republican : a moral foundations approach. notes from The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

We’ve made many improvements since our first simple survey in 2006, but we always find the same basic pattern. The lines for Care and Fairness slant downward; the lines for Loyalty, Authority, and Sanctity, slant upward. Liberals value Care and Fairness far more than the other three foundations; conservatives endorse all five foundations more or……

intro to moral foundations theory, jonathan haidt, the righteous mind

As you can see from figure 8.1, the lines for Care and Fairness (the top two lines) are moderately high across the board. Everyone – left, right, and center – says that concerns about compassion, cruelty, fairness, and injustice are relevant to their judgments about right and wrong. Still, the lines slope downward. Liberals say……

Jonathan Haidt & Leo Romero : at LEAST 5 hard steps to a kinda happy life

Psychology n. [ fr Lat -logy (study of) + Grk psycho (nuts) ] for more than 100 years, had been dominated by disorders [thanks, Freud (coke addict )]. For 125 years, back to when Freud (1856–1939) wrote On Aphasia (1891) ψ was all about what is wrong with us, and how to (maybe ) make us better. Then, in the 1990s, a rebel group of psychologists, led by Martin Seligman, Ed……

Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in Italy. They go to see Michelangelo’s “David,” and when they finally come face to face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we’ll call him Adam — is transfixed by the beauty of the perfect human form. The second……

Haidt: of Love

Romantic love is part ancient attachment system, part caregiving system, and part modified mating system. But it is much more than the sum of its parts. It is an extraordinary psychological state that launched the Trojan War, inspired much of the world’s best (and worst) music and literature, and gave many of us the most……