The Anxious Generation
This book explains why adolescent mental health collapsed at the same time and in the same way across so many countries in the early 2010s, and what we can do to reverse these alarming trends.
The Coddling of the American Mind
Gen Z is suffering from rapidly rising rates of anxiety, depression, and fragility. This book explains why, and how to reverse the trends.
The Righteous Mind
This is a comprehensive yet easily readable account of human morality, which enabled us to create civilizations, but set us up for constant conflict too.
Areas of Research
Understanding Libertarian Morality: The Psychological Dispositions of Self-Identified Libertarians
in PLoS One, 2012, with Ravi Iyer, Spassena Koleva, Jesse Graham, and Peter Ditto
The Dangerous Experiment on Teen Girls
Analyzes the published evidence and shows that the preponderance of it indicates that social media is causing real harm to teen girls.
Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid
How social media dissolved the mortar of society and brought us into the era of fragmentation.
Projects I Co-Founded
A collaboration of 26 leading researchers studying ethics in organizations
Constructive Dialogue Institute
A psychology-based educational platform designed to depolarize campuses, companies, and communities
A collaboration among 5000 professors promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement within universities
Making it easy, normal and legal to give kids the independence they need to grow into capable, confident, and happy adults.