Social Sciences


Law School panels tackle the Facebook Files and democracy

October 19, 2021

Panelists discussed among other things, Facebook’s use of engagement as the primary metric of performance and how that has led to the spread of misinformation.

How religious leaders can help ex-Boko Haram fighters return to society

October 18, 2021

A new study suggests messages from trusted religious leaders can persuade people to welcome former members of the terrorist group back into their communities.

How awards for evaluators can reduce gender bias

October 15, 2021

A new study of Yelp data, co-authored by SOM’s Tristan Botelho, suggests that status-boosting awards for reviewers may motivate them to judge women more fairly.

Widespread masking encourages others to wear masks

October 11, 2021

Public health messaging that emphasizes protecting others’ health is also more effective at promoting the habit in the U.S., a new Yale co-authored study finds.

What can economic history tell us about the future of water policy?

October 8, 2021

Studies by Yale economic historian José Antonio Espín-Sánchez examine the complex history of water distribution and law in southern Spain.

BLM movement engaged youth, with positive and negative effects

October 4, 2021

A new Yale study finds that the rise in demonstrations and the subsequent media coverage prompted by the movement had a profound effect on the nation’s youth.

The First Amendment in the information age

October 4, 2021

Professors Robert Post and Jack Balkin join President Salovey for a conversation about the spread of misinformation and regulation in the information age.

The rise of public interest advocacy — and the attack on big government

September 30, 2021

In a Q&A, Yale historian Paul Sabin discusses liberal efforts to rein in and challenge the government in the 1960s and their impact on today’s politics.

Without a local newspaper, Americans pay less attention to local politics

September 24, 2021

A study co-authored by SOM’s Michael Sinkinson looks at how television’s effect on local news reporting contributed to the nationalization of politics.

New FAS faculty reflect diversity and excellence

September 23, 2021

Yale welcomes 35 new faculty members — a group of world-class teachers and researchers who bring a diversity of perspectives and experiences to our community.