Recently, the New Yorker held it’s inaugural conference, “2012: Stories From the Near Future”. While many of the speakers were very interesting, there is one that stood out in my opinion. The talk was given by Jonathan Haidt, Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Virginia and author of The Happiness Hypothesis.
Dr Haidt’s talk was on a new model of human morality and how it relates to political persuasion. You can view the video by clicking this link. You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes; simply search “New Yorker Conference”. Or, if you prefer, you can read about the Moral Foundations Theory at this link.