About the Speaker:
Haidt is a social psychologist whose research on
morality across cultures led up to his much-quoted
2008 TEDTalk on the psychological roots of the
American culture war. He's also active in the study of
positive psychology and human flourishing.
Hadit's talks about how religion creates a tight community
like in The Crucible, everyone is aware of what everyone
else is doing. Religion has a great impact on the community
for the fact that they all believe one thing. In a way its as if believing
something that doesn't have to do with religion is bad. In The Crucible
religion causes people to not trust anyone, because they might be witches.
In the play i believe they raise there children in religion so they actually
have something to believe in.