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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.

Identity ‘fusion’ with political leader gives rise to extremism

September 2, 2019

People whose identity is “fused” with that of a political leader are more likely to take extreme positions or commit violence on behalf of the leader.

Study illuminates how human activity has transformed the Earth

August 30, 2019

A new study by archaeologists shows that humans were transforming the Earth much earlier than previously thought.

Public invited to Professor Shapiro’s ‘Power and Politics’ DeVane Lectures

August 22, 2019

Professor Ian Shapiro will explore “Power and Politics in Today’s World” in the latest DeVane Lecture series, open to Yale undergrads and the general public.

Yale names inaugural executive director of Tobin Center for Economic Policy

August 21, 2019

David Wilkinson ’06 J.D., a former senior White House official and a prominent voice for data-driven policymaking, will join the Tobin Center on Sept. 4.

Isabela Mares appointed the Wolfers Professor of Political Science

August 20, 2019

Mares focuses her research on a range of topics in comparative politics and political economy.