Psychological differences between conservatives and liberals/progressives

Introduction: The psychological differences between people of different political orientations has been the subject of research and book for many years. The focus here is on presentations by Jonathan Haidt because he is the author of a recent best-selling book on this topic, and thus is a good entry point into this topic. He is also a significant researcher, having introduced disgust/sanctity as a parameter.

Interesting notes: In writing the book, Haidt recognized that the meaning of Liberal had moved away from his political beliefs, and he now labels himself a centrist. Haidt is a professor working in Moral Psychology which is a subfield of Social Psychology.

Note: Because Haidt is interested in moral psychology, he doesn't address other differences, such as conservatives being more cautious vs liberals being adventure-seeking.

Note: I collected these links with some basic notes with the idea that I might come back later and better organize and annotate them. Hasn't happened yet. These talks have large amounts of overlap but also have interesting portions that are not part of other talks.

Haidt is a very charismatic speaker—I found it easy to listen to the talks and glance at the displays from time to time. The left and right arrow keys cause the video to wind back and forward by 5 seconds; add the CTRL key and it is 10 seconds.

Moral dimensions underlying political orientation

Versions focusing on/applicable to academia

This is somewhat relevant because you see these attitudes being carried by students to the outside.