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Jonathan Haidt, PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia

Dr. Haidt studies morality and emotion, and how they vary across cultures. He is also active in positive psychology and studies positive emotions such as moral elevation, admiration and awe. Among the psychology courses he teaches is a course on the concept of flourishing. Flourishing is also the title of his first book on positive psychology. His next book, The Happiness Hypothesis, was published in January 2006 and his third book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, was published in 2012.

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