The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Setting & Symbolism

Jonathan Haidt
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University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Haidt was admitted into the graduate program in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

The Hua of New Guinea

During his study of anthropology, Haidt was required to read about ancient and backward cultures including the Hua tribe of New Guinea. The Hua had a complex network of food taboos for their young men. This practice was referred to as an example of "a religion of the body."

University of Chicago

Jonathan Haidt worked with anthropologist Richard Shweder at the University of Chicago. They conducted research on fictional stories about moralistic situations.

Brazil

In his research work at the University of Chicago, Haidt traveled to Brazil to get responses to test questions from upper-class Brazilians and working-class Brazilians which he later compared to responses from Americans.

Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and O

Haidt studied Frans de...

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