Jonathan Haidt Keynote Topics
How positive psychology can help people and organizations to thrive during the pandemic
In this talk Jonathan presents the most important tools from positive psychology for understanding what is happening, fending off anxiety, and growing from adversity.
The Coddling of the American Mind
How COVID 19 may alter trends affecting Gen Z and education.
Politics, polarization, and the pandemic
Jonathan analyzes the very bad trends in American democracy from before the pandemic hit, and discusses the many ways that the pandemic is changing those trends — some for better, some for worse. What is the outlook for American democracy, and what can citizens and leaders do to help? Includes advice on how to handle political disputes within any organization. (Draws on The Righteous Mind, and more recent research).
Leadership in an age of contagion, anxiety, and polarization
Leading a company, or any group of human beings, has always been a challenge. Since 2017, that challenge has gotten much harder as political polarization coincides with the arrival of Gen Z in the workforce. Social media makes everything more explosive. And now with the pandemic and dark economic future… good leadership is so much harder, and more vital. In this talk I offer tools from social, moral, and positive psychology that can help leaders maximize cooperation, trust, and growth within their organizations.