Constructive Dialogue Institute
The Constructive Dialogue Institute translate the latest behavioral science research into educational tools that are evidence-based, practical, and scalable in order to equip students and professionals with the skills for constructive dialogue.
The Constructive Dialogue Institute was founded in 2017 (then called OpenMind and renamed Constructive Dialogue Institue in 2022) by moral and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and Caroline Mehl in response to the rising division and distrust threatening to tear America apart.
The work of OpenEvo has been inspired by the work of Jonathan Haidt for a long time. Particularly our educational design work around understanding human morality builds on the work of Jonathan Haidt and colleagues.
- ProjectBase entry type Relevant project, Source project
- Relevant subject areas Civics, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Studies, Social-Emotional Learning
- Relevant learning goals Cooperation Competency, Critical Thinking, Evaluation Competency, Intellectual Humility, Intercultural Competence, Self-Regulation Competency
Related Lesson Materials
In this lesson students learn about the concept of cognitive biases as well as a number of important cognitive biases that may affect our well-being and social interactions, identify their causes in evolutionary history, their functions, and reflect on how to cope with cognitive biases.
In this unit students explore stories of people who have left a radical movement, or deliberately discuss with representatives of the “other side” and build respectful relationships. These let us explore the circumstances, experiences and insights about why prejudice, hatred and violence against other people or a group can arise and how they can dissolve again.