Welcome to the blog for the First Year Book Project at UMD for the 2014-2015 academic year. Here you will find posts by some of our faculty across campus who have engaged with the book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion from a disciplinary perspective. They will give you insights into how some of Haidt’s ideas might be used in a variety of ways by a variety of fields of study. Their posts are meant to provoke thought and discussion and to give you a deeper understanding of the text and perhaps how it applies to your life as a student and member of the UMD community. Happy reading class of 2018!