Social Sciences


The Electoral College flips elections more than we thought

September 18, 2019

In close presidential elections, the probability of an inversion—the popular vote going one way and the electoral vote another—is higher than realized before.

Trump’s trade policy is topic of talk by Economist editor

September 17, 2019

Soumaya Keynes will present a talk titled “War Correspondence: Covering the Trump Administration’s Trade Policy” on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Science writer’s talk explores link between environment, race, cognition

September 17, 2019

Author Harriet A. Washington spoke on “The Brain Thieves: Heavy Metals, Pathogens and Other Enemies of Cognition,” at the Yale Child Study Center on Sept. 5.

Study finds community-oriented policing improves attitudes toward police

September 16, 2019

A study of community policing in New Haven has found that positive, non-punitive contact with the public markedly improves attitudes and trust towards police.

Some personality traits are a product of where we live, not who we are

September 16, 2019

Children in Amazonian Ecuador are more risk-averse than their peers in more industrialized countries, a new Yale study finds.

America’s long history of resisting self-service

September 12, 2019

Attempts to ban self-checkout are in line with previous controversies over ATMs and self-serve gas.

Yale’s Santos brings lessons on happiness to podcast audience

September 12, 2019

Based on her popular “Psychology and the Good Life” course, Yale psychologist Laurie Santos will host The Happiness Lab podcast.

The Meritocracy Trap

September 10, 2019

Daniel Markovits, the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law (Penguin)

Those with autism make good social psychologists

September 9, 2019

While those with autism have difficulty gauging emotions and mental states of others, they do fine analyzing social behavior in general, a new Yale study shows.

Reflecting on Bretton Woods with Yale political scientist Ian Shapiro

September 3, 2019

Shapiro discusses the impact and legacy of the conference that established the U.S.-dominated economic system of the postwar global community.