Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Invited Address

The Righteous Mind: How Moral Psychology Can Explain Part of the Political Mess We’re In

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt
University of Virginia

Political incivility and partisan gridlock are not unique to our time, but they have gotten worse since the early 1990s. In this talk, I’ll show how recent findings in moral psychology, combined with a dash of political science, can help us understand what has happened in the United States that renders the national government increasingly unable to act in an efficient and effective way.

Jonathan Haidt will sign copies of his book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, immediately following this program from 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM outside of the Michigan room.

Jonathan Haidt in the news: National Post (Nov 29, 2011) , The New York Times (Jan 23, 2012), The Chronicle (Jan 29, 2012) , Boston Globe (Feb 2, 2012), The New York Times (Feb 20, 2012), The New York Times (Mar 17, 2012), The Wall Street Journal (Mar 18, 2012), The New York Times (Mar 31, 2012), New York Magazine (April 16, 2012) and the Colbert Report (May 2012).

Subject Area: Social

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