Dr. Jesse Graham is the George S Eccles chair in business ethics, and an associate professor of management at the University of Utah. He’s most known for his work with Jonathan Haidt in developing Moral Foundations Theory—a theory that basic moral foundations guide a wide-array of behaviors and ideological preferences, political ones. In this podcast, Jesse and I talk about his experience in developing the theory, what theoretical challenges it faces, and his work to apply MFT to behavioral nudging.
3:10- The Emotional Dog paper by Haidt
7:10- Joseph & Haidt 2004 paper
8:30- Paper on Libertarian foundations
10:00- Paper about criteria for foundations
14:50- Steven Pinker's New York Times Op-ed
16:00- Joshua Greene's 2001 "trolley-ology" paper
30:30- Morteza Dehghani researches use of foundation-language
34:40- Larry Nucci critiques MFT for its relativism
37:00- Martha Nussbaum's book critiquing disgust-based moral action
CORRECTION: study of "illegitimate power distributions" was NOT based on MFT, as Amber had said.
53:30- John Jost critique of MFT legitimizing conservative foundations
55:50- Jesse's response normative MFT claims
1:00:00- Jesse's vaccine hesitancy paper