Tag Archive for: polarization

The Roots of Polarization

In this episode of The Power of Us podcast—the first of a special two-part series—host Tavia Gilbert presents interviews with psychologists Jay Van Bavel and Dominic Packer (co-authors of The Power of Us), along with Ethical Systems’…

Navigating Polarization and Activism in the Workplace

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A couple days before the World Cup in Qatar was set to kick off, FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced a ban on beer.

Keep These Things in Mind Before Talking Politics at Work

Workers themselves can gear up mentally to make workplace political discussions actually productive, or at the very least civil. Over the last several years, more and more Americans have come to view their political opponents as bad people.…

Democracy in the Next Cycle of History

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https://youtu.be/SbUViuFITTI In this conversation with Long Now co-founders Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly, Jonathan Haidt discusses the prospects for democracy in an age of spiraling polarization. He touches on technological optimism,…

Why Public Discourse Has Become So Stupid

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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.

The Unique Stupidity of the Last Decade in America

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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 Confronting a Polarized Workforce, Persuasion Is Not the Goal. Learning Is!

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"Persuasion is a zero-sum game," says Harvard psychologist Julia Minson. "Whereas learning can be a massive win-win." In her new book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times,…

Fear and Frustration Are Taking Over the World

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https://youtu.be/wlmtuKCWG7s?t=96 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…

The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme

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https://youtu.be/t_G240I5zF8 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,…

The Need for Socially Distanced Citizens

Democracy often looks like masses in the streets. But it also looks like a citizen sitting alone, grappling with ideas that are removed from the politics of the day. Google the phrase “what democracy looks like.” You’ll get thousands…