Social Sciences


Talk highlights impact of the #MeToo movement on media and politics

July 17, 2018

“Women in Media: Reporting in the #MeToo Movement” featured a discussion between journalists Kasie Hunt and Elise Jordan ’04 B.A. and Yale VP Eileen O’Connor.

Trump in Europe: Unplugged and underserved

July 17, 2018

Trump is now in a situation any leader should fear and avoid at all costs: Surrounded by enablers who play to his worst instincts to stay on his good side.

Supreme Court justices should be elected

July 11, 2018

If we’re going to cover the nomination process the way we cover an election, let’s quit messing around and buy the whole hog.

When uncertainty, ally of selfishness, works for good

July 9, 2018

When uncertain about the effects of their actions, people tend to act more selfishly — unless the uncertainty extends to how their actions impact other people.

Young women face first fight over abortion

July 9, 2018

Confirmation of an anti-abortion justice could take us back to an era when women were second-class citizens and male politicians made decisions about our bodies

Democrats are more analytical than Republicans — barely

July 9, 2018

A small party-line difference in scores on an analytical thinking survey gets bigger when factoring in political ideology and the 2016 Presidential vote.

What Justice Kennedy’s legacy could mean for the Supreme Court’s future

July 2, 2018

Justice Kennedy has been and remains a national treasure, but so is the Court itself, and so are its other members.

SOM Insights: Building hope in Appalachian Ohio

June 29, 2018

In southern Ohio, diverse efforts to build a new economy show real promise. Can they create the momentum to overcome a legacy of poverty and underinvestment?

SOM Insights: Is women’s work evaluated fairly?

June 26, 2018

In a new study Yale SOM’s Tristan Botelho looked at bias in the investment industry, finding that women’s ideas get less attention than their male colleagues’.

Making America great means putting an end to political tribalism

June 12, 2018

No country can be successful if it can’t be honest. America needs to be held to its own standards or it will fall under its own hypocrisy, argues Amy Chua.