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What can moral psychology teach our elected officials?

Civic Pulse|February 20, 2023

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has taken steps to try to act on this framework with their own members—top civil servants in local governments tasked with managing the budget process. In collaboration with Haidt's Constructive Dialogue Institute (CDI), GFOA will start offering training sessions for local government staff to navigate polarizing debates among their leaders. In fact, they ran a pilot randomized control trial (RCT) on such training, successfully verifying its efficacy for mutual understanding.


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