In this episode of The Good Fight, host Yascha Mounk speaks with Jonathan Haidt about how we can make social media less toxic, what political and technological reforms might help fix the problem, and how we can empower the moderate majority to fight for its values.
In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jonathan Haidt about social media and how these platforms have changed social relationships and political discourse, and how this impacts business.
In this episode of Worklife with Adam Grant, from TED, the director J.J. Abrams takes Adam’s job and interviews the author and psychologist about the ideas behind the book, and shares the points that resonated with him. Together, they illuminate strategies for maintaining humility, curiosity, and mental flexibility in a world that rewards confidence, conviction, […]
In this debate hosted by the Soho Forum, a monthly debate series sponsored by Reason magazine, Jonathan Haidt argues with Robby Soave over whether platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are harming Americans in ways that government regulation could help correct. They spoke before a capacity crowd at the Sheen Center in downtown Manhattan on […]
In this conversation hosted by the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, historian Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Jonathan Haidt about our most pressing challenges in an accelerating, tech-driven world. They discuss social media, mental health, and the polarization of politics. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief […]
In this episode of Reality Check on CNN, host John Avlon speaks with Jon Haidt about the psychology of authoritarianism in politics. They discuss why both the political left and right are becoming more extreme, making society a 24/7 culture war. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Haidt’s […]
In this conversation with Ethical Systems, Brian Gallagher speaks with Rachel Ruttan about her recent paper, “Instrumental Use Erodes Sacred Values.” Across seven studies, she and her colleague probed the effects of exposing people to examples of companies and other organizations touting “sacred” values—like patriotism, diversity, or promoting racial justice—for self-interested purposes, like profit. We […]
In this episode of the Succession podcast, host Kara Swisher speaks with Adam Grant about what happens when a culture of lies, narcissists, and ego is fueled by a demanding and demeaning boss. Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist who studies work motivation, job design, and prosocial and proactive behaviors. His research examines the forces that […]
They discuss: How cognitive biases lead to a more pessimistic view of the world [07:00] The problems with the idea of utopia and its beneficial uses when properly inserted into a society’s belief (religious) structure [10:30] Examining the role group religions play in bringing people together [18:00] The role Christianity had, according to Peterson, in […]
Listen to “#31 – Combatting Bullshit in the Workplace” on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Ian McCarthy about the many faces of bullshit—how it’s different from lies, the harmless and harmful forms it can take, and what organizations can do to measure and mitigate its effects. We […]