Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer.
Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral. By understanding more about our moral roots, his hope is that we can learn to be civil and open-minded.
A small sample of related Situationist posts:
- Jonathan Haidt on the Situation of Moral Reasoning
- Jonathan Haidt Changes His Situation
- The Situation of Morality
- Jonathan Haidt – 5 Moral Values Behind Political Choices
- Haidt on “The Righteous Mind”
- The Interior Situation of Belief in God
- The Religious Situation of Compassion and Generosity
- God’s Situational Effects
- The Fundamental(ist) Attribution Error
- With God on Our Side . . .
- The Situation of Political and Religious Beliefs?
- The Stressful Situation of Religious Zealotry
- Holier Than Thou
- Think Progress or Die
- The Situation of Faith in God or Science
- Group Influence
- 25 Million Years of Us vs. Them
- The Situational Effect of Groups
- Racism Meets Groupism and Teamism
- ‘Us’ and ‘Them‘
- Four Failures of Deliberating Groups – Abstract
- Team-Interested Decision Making
- Some (Interior) Situational Sources War – Part I
- March Madness
- The ‘Turban Effect’,”
- Terror, Intergroup Violence, and the Law