Social Sciences

‘Financial health’ is good medicine in mental health care

March 23, 2018

Some of the things we think of as “mental health problems” are actually poverty problems, argues Annie Harper of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

Human rights are not enough

March 19, 2018

Until we supplement human rights with other ideals and projects, we will leave the very global justice we seek unfulfilled and under threat.

Study: Sad, lonely people more likely to be ‘natural’ social psychologists

March 15, 2018

Who are the best amateur social psychologists? Introverts prone to melancholy, according to a new study by Yale researchers.

Bannon’s deviant ‘badge of honor’

March 14, 2018

Taking Stephen Bannon’s advice to far-eight groups requires rejecting any recognizable practice of giving plausible reasons for holding a view or position.

A new way to reduce gun suicides, and maybe mass shootings too

March 14, 2018

The state of Washington has shown that it is possible to enhance individual liberty by giving people a new firearm choice that will reduce gun deaths.

Grad student explores civil war’s burden on women, peace, and security

March 13, 2018

Mayesha Alam, a doctoral student in the political science department, recently published her first book, “Women and Transitional Justice.”

Psychopaths’ disregard for others is not automatic

March 12, 2018

According to new research, psychopaths do have the ability consider the thoughts of others — if there is a specific goal they want to accomplish.

Shifts in 2016 voting patterns linked to drops in reported well-being

March 12, 2018

Shifts in voting patterns during recent elections have been attributed to several issues, from rising unemployment to declining health, among others.

Panel to consider ‘Who Destroyed American Politics?’

March 5, 2018

The deep partisan divisions in America will be discussed in a panel discussion called “Hyperpartisan: Who Destroyed American Politics?” on Tuesday, March 6.

‘When Images Lie’ symposium to explore information manipulation

March 5, 2018

The manipulation of political messages and images will be explored during “Truth and the Internet Age” on Tuesday, March 6.