Professor Jonathan Haidt specializes in research on morality and emotion, and how they vary across cultures. He is currently studying the intuitive foundations of political ideology, and searching for ways to overcome the moralism of the American "culture wars." He and his students are also examining a variety of nearly unstudied moral emotions, such as awe, moral elevation, and emotional responses to cuteness and signs of tenderness.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Ethics and Morality
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Political Psychology
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Haidt, J. (2006). The happiness hypothesis: Finding modern truth in ancient wisdom. New York: Basic Books.
- Keyes, C. L. M., & Haidt, J. (Eds.). (2003). Flourishing: Positive psychology and the life well-lived. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Haidt, J., & Graham, J. (2007). When morality opposes justice: Conservatives have moral intuitions that liberals may not recognize. Social Justice Research, 20, 98-116.
- Haidt, J. (2007). The new synthesis in moral psychology. Science, 316, 998-1002.
- Wheatley, T., & Haidt, J. (2005). Hypnotically induced disgust makes moral judgments more severe. Psychological Science, 16, 780-784.
- Haidt, J. (2001). The emotional dog and its rational tail: A social intuitionist approach to moral judgment. Psychological Review, 108, 814-834.
- Haidt, J. (2003). The moral emotions. In R. J. Davidson, K. R. Scherer, & H. H. Goldsmith (Eds.), Handbook of affective sciences (pp. 852-870). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Haidt, J. (2003). Elevation and the positive psychology of morality. In C. L. M. Keyes & J. Haidt (Eds.), Flourishing: Positive psychology and the life well-lived (pp. 275-289). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Haidt, J., & Bjorklund, F. (in press). Social intuitionists answer six questions about morality. In W. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Moral Psychology.
- Rozin, P., Haidt, J., & McCauley, C. (2000). Disgust. In M. Lewis & J. Haviland (Eds.), Handbook of emotions (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
- Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
- Cultural Psychology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Moral Development
- Social Psychology
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