Schools and campuses are often the battleground for America's culture wars. The conflict can create a sense of tension and polarization. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and social entrepreneur Caroline Mehl founded the Constructive Dialogue Institute to tackle these issues. Haidt’s research uncovered how polarization develops and the solutions used by groups and societies to navigate conflict. They distilled the key solutions into an online learning program, called Perspectives, made of short, interactive lessons. The five principles of Constructive Dialogue are let go of winning, share your story and invite others to do the same, ask questions to understand, acknowledge the role of emotions, when possible, seek common ground. The article goes into more detail. May it help shine a light on conflict everywhere.

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