Often it seems difficult for liberals and conservatives to find common ground. Do conservatives need help understanding liberals, and vice versa? In this interesting review, Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio argues that a social psychologist may have cracked the code.
By Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio
Grove City, PA –-(Ammoland.com)- Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has cracked the code on why it’s so hard for liberals and conservatives to find common ground.
That’s a big deal.
But an even more important benefit of his book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,” ( tiny.cc/i3en0x ) is its value in helping conservatives understand liberals, and vice versa.
Haidt’s book and the body of work it encompasses are all that’s good and noble about true social science. In seeking to understand the roots of moral reasoning, it integrates a huge swathe of disciplines, is meticulously empirical, and leads the researcher to unavoidable but surprising conclusions. Haidt explains the gist of his research in a fascinating talk and in many online lectures. For our purposes here, the argument rests …read more