Social Sciences

Highlighting Yale science at the World Economic Forum

February 5, 2018

President Peter Salovey and other Yale luminaries joined experts from around the globe at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held Jan. 23-26 in Davos, Switzerland.

Two Yale teams awarded BioScience Pipeline grants for cancer-fighting tech

February 2, 2018

Founded in 2015, the BioScience Pipeline program enhances biomedical commercialization by providing milestone-based funding of up to $30,000 per project.

Film director John Lucas hoped to show jailed friends’ ‘complex humanity’

February 1, 2018

At the Whitney, the filmmaker and stars of the documentary “The Cooler Bandits” screened their film and led a discussion on it and the criminal justice system.

Bad news? No worries for those we like, says new study

February 1, 2018

Optimism about the future of others is widespread even in the face of bad news — at least if the person is someone we care about (or think we might like).

The lost opportunity of Trump’s tax cuts

January 31, 2018

If the past generation has taught us anything, it’s that tax cuts for investors and a soaring stock market do little or nothing to help most Americans.

Why are people prejudiced? The answer is not what you think

January 30, 2018

Social prejudice may originate from our general dislike of deviancy — breaks in regularities and what we are accustomed to.

To help #MeToo stick, end mandatory arbitration

January 24, 2018

Even as the #MeToo moment becomes a movement, employers are trying to stop individuals from obtaining the accountability and justice that so many are demanding.

Trump’s quest to make America white again

January 22, 2018

President Trump's immigration policies should give pause to those taking comfort in the idea that American democracy has not yet been fatally undermined.

The El Salvador tragedy

January 18, 2018

The human cost of the forthcoming expulsion of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans is nearly unbearable.

The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah

January 11, 2018

Adam Valen Levinson, doctoral candidate in sociology (W.W. Norton & Company)