Social Sciences


Across disciplines, Yale forges rich ties to Middle East

October 19, 2018

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.

Three is not good company for women job seekers

October 19, 2018

When interviewing women, gatekeepers in charge of hiring are heavily influenced in their decisions by the biases of the employees the woman would work with.

Cheers and roses from undergrads for Yale’s latest Nobel laureate

October 8, 2018

William Nordhaus — the newly minted winner of a Nobel Prize in economics — hasn’t let the award go to his head. But it’s not for lack of his students’ trying.

Life of Yale psychology pioneer Allan Wagner to be memorialized Oct. 27

October 8, 2018

The life of Allan R. Wagner, a Yale psychologist who studied the mechanisms of learning and memory, will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Battell Chapel.

Yale’s William Nordhaus wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

October 8, 2018

The world’s leading economist on climate change, Nordhaus has received the honor for “integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

Study finds twice as many undocumented immigrants as previous estimates

October 3, 2018

A new study, using mathematical modeling on a range data, suggests that the U.S. undocumented immigrant population may be more than 22 million.

Maria Konnikova, author of ‘The Confidence Game,’ to speak at Yale Oct. 2

September 28, 2018

Maria Konnikova, journalist and best-selling author, will speak in the Davenport Common Room on Tuesday, Oct. 2 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

President Peter Salovey’s message about sexual harassment and misconduct

September 25, 2018

President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the Yale community on Sept. 25.

City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

September 18, 2018

Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba (Yale University Press)

We are predisposed to forgive, new research suggests

September 17, 2018

“The human mind is built for maintaining social relationships, even when partners sometimes behave badly,” says Yale researcher Molly Crockett.