TED Talk- Jonathon Haidt:"Religion­, Evolution & the Ecstasy of Self-Transcedence

 

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.

Haidt is a social psychologist whose research on morality across cultures led up to his much-quoted 2008 TEDTalk on the psychological roots of the American culture war. He asks, "Can't we all disagree more constructively?" In September 2009, Jonathan Haidt spoke to the TED Blog about the moral psychology behind the healthcare debate in the United States. He's also active in the study of positive psychology and human flourishing

This presentation is free and refreshments will be served.

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Reaching for a more ethical life

 

 

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  • Nick V.

    don't make I can make it

    May 26, 2013

  • Nick V.

    I'm a "maybe"--hope to make it this Sunday.

    May 22, 2013

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