Here’s a 20-minute video that I highly recommend. Jonathan Haidt was my professor for Psychology 101 at UVA; he’s a great speaker and presents psychology in a logical and accessible way. Follow it up with a visit to http://www.yourmorals.org/ if you’d like to quiz yourself and help out some of their research.
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Link: see the video on Ted.com.
Edit (9/19/08): “Are you a born conservative (or liberal)?” A new study suggests that your political attitudes are wired in from the beginning. Die-hard liberals and conservatives aren’t made; they’re born. It’s literally in their DNA. [Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2008] Thanks mom for the article (and the genes).