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Jonathan Haidt
Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. I think social media is damaging democracy so I try to tweet rarely and constructively
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Jonathan Haidt Sep 29
"A hyperpartisan appointment process that mirrors the nation’s deep political divide." Seems to be more from right than left.
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Greg Lukianoff Sep 24
My father grew up in Yugoslavia & lived in 3 distinct regions. I have been thinking about that a lot lately. There is no magic that guarantees a state will hold together without work.
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John Avlon Sep 23
New Column: Donald Trump just told us our democracy is at risk -- from him - CNN
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Jonathan Haidt Sep 11
i'm one day late in posting, but happy birthday HxA, 9/10/15
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Heterodox Academy Sep 2
Nominate today for the 2020 HxA Open Inquiry Awards! These awards honor institutions, groups, & individuals doing the complex work of improving classrooms, campuses, & scholarship. U.S. based members & affiliates may nominate by Sept. 15.
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Michael Gerson Sep 1
“In this atmosphere — where the wrong word or action can encourage bloodshed — there is one urgent, overriding political question: Is a candidate calming the situation or inflaming it for his or her perceived advantage?”
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Jonathan Haidt Aug 21
I loved Biden's speech. The metaphors, the priorities, the humanity, the hope for a less divided nation.
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 18
A great review by of what the pandemic's effects may be on higher ed, and what is so valuable about the college experience
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 18
Replying to @shola_ar
Thank you for this critique. Since June I am listening more, moved by stories of daily indignities experienced by Black Americans.
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 18
"Never give up, but never give in to bitterness,” told us on the 2019 pilgrimage. What courage, what a national treasure, what a loss.
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Greg Lukianoff Jul 18
John Lewis lived in my neighborhood, & was always warm & friendly except the last time I talked to him. It was after I'd heard of his illness. I offered to pick up some luggage for him. He gave me that “I am JUST FINE” look of a proud older gentleman. Only made me like him more
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Yashar Ali 🐘 15 Jan 17
WATCH: John Lewis tearfully accepting National Book Award. He couldn't get a library card in 1956 because the library was "for whites only".
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 16
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 16
"messages containing moral suasion were more effective at reducing incivility than were messages with no moral content", especially "authority" appeals, to Trump supporters
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 16
An update on that letter attacking , including this gem that summarizes the attitude that shines through in his books and talks:
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 10
Here's the last live talk I gave, March 4. On how social media is changing group dynamics, democracies, and Gen Z. Thank you for this invitation.
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 9
today at noon ET:
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 9
Replying to @JonHaidt
In sum: we hate fellow citizens more, and then we interact on platforms that incentivize nastiness while giving us endless ammo for battles. We need to go easier on each other. The truth is very hard to find. Give people the benefit of the doubt.
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 9
A second crucial precursor of our current madness is the way that Twitter and Facebook changed between 2009 and 2012 to create an “outrage machine” that amplifies “faction.” By me and in
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Jonathan Haidt Jul 9
If it seems to you that American politics has reached peak madness, or escape velocity, here are 2 essays that lay out backstory—conditions that set us up even before Trump’s election. 1) summarizing research on rising cross-partisan animosity:
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