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Brain Books: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt (2012,2013). This book will be discussed by the "Brain Books" group on September 26, Tuesday, 1:30 pm in Ashland Public Library. Humans don’t act on right and wrong as black and white—Haidt outlines five different dimensions (or moral emotions”) that have varying strengths in different individuals. Book also develops the “elephant and rider” metaphor for understanding intuitions and reason. Research Includes cross-cultural work—not just all US. Explains why liberals and conservatives can each be right about some things, but still disagree on much. This group is open to all, and often of interest to Jeff Center members.