Social Sciences


A taste for fat may have made us human, says study

February 5, 2019

Long before our ancestors hunted for meat, a taste for the fat in scavenged bone marrow might have offered them the nutrition needed to develop bigger brains.

Economist Fabrizio Zilibotti on how economics shapes parenting

February 5, 2019

With an international eye, Zilibotti and co-author Matthias Doepke explore how economics influence family dynamics in their new book, “Love, Money &...

Event explores 50 years of American race relations

February 1, 2019

At a recent event commemorating 1968’s Kerner Commission report, Yale’s Elijah Anderson discussed the report’s legacy and the progress made since it was issued.

Across disciplines, Yale forges rich ties to Middle East

January 29, 2019

Yale’s presence in the Middle East — and its own presence at Yale — is opening new avenues of scholarship and public outreach at home and around the globe.

Editor to discuss decline in architecture journalism

January 25, 2019

“Marginal by Design: What Happened to Architecture Journalism” will be the the topic of a talk by editor Nancy Levinson ’78 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Yale psychologists find that adults take girls’ pain less seriously

January 24, 2019

When gauging how much pain a child is in based on their observation of reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls.

Shapiro to step down after 15 years as director of Yale’s MacMillan Center

January 17, 2019

After 15 years of service, the theorist and Sterling Professor of Political Science Ian Shapiro will step down from his role on June 30.

Business must demand truth over tantrums

January 14, 2019

Business leaders must use their collective voices to explain to both parties that they are jeopardizing the health and safety of our nation.

New Yale-led project looks at the microbiome-social network connection

January 10, 2019

Professor Nicholas Christakis will head an international project that examines the intersections of human genomic, microbiome, and social network data.

Anne Underhill discusses her collaboration with China’s Shandong University

January 9, 2019

Underhill, the chair of Yale’s archaeology department, has worked for over 20 years to help understand social changes in Bronze Age Shandong province.