Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt gives a post-election TEDx Talk in conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson to address the question: can a divided America heal?

With emotions running high all along the political spectrum it’s helpful to get some insight based on psychological science.

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies morals informing political choices. In this video he describes patterns of thinking and historical roots leading to to sharp divisions in America. He also provides hope in a vision of how American might move forward and heal.

Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at the New York University Stern School of Business.