Who is Jonathan Haidt?


A new TED talk by Jonathan Haidt inspired me to introduce him to you readers:

“Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the psychological bases of morality across different cultures and political ideology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He was awarded the Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology in 2001.[1] His book The Happiness Hypothesis examines ten “great ideas” dating from antiquity and their continued relevance to the happy life. A certain portion of his research has been focused on the emotion of elevation.”

His recent TED talk:

One of his most popular works is The Happiness Hypothesis published back in 2006. Here’s a brief description:

“In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives.”

http://www.amazon.com/The-Happiness-Hypothesis-Finding-Ancient/dp/0465028020/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331842799&sr=8-1

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Hello my name is Jerome and welcome to my blog. Here you will find various media and articles on assorted topics from around the world and some of my own personal interests. I’ve made this blog so you too can enjoy the topics and issues I examine and discuss in detail here. On occasion, I will only post bits and pieces for I am a busy guy. But when I get the time I always try to post as much material as possible. Now that you’re here take the time to look around and see if there’s anything that peaks your interest. Some material you will find will be pictures; others will be videos and articles. I’ve tried to offer a wide variety of mediums so that you the viewer can find the one that most suits you. And I hope with the time you’ve taken to at least read this you are already interested in what I have posted here. Thanks for your time.
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