Banaji reveals biases in talk
On Thursday evening, Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji delivered a talk entitled “Group Love” where she demonstrated that the audience held an implicit bias for Yale over Princeton. Banaji, who worked as a professor of psychology at Yale from 1986-2002 before taking a similar post at Harvard, focused in her talk on how group affiliations, or »
West Campus emphasizing collaboration
West Campus has become a hub for interdisciplinary conversation and teamwork that is helping to strengthen the spirit of collaborative science research at Yale.
Rand to study cooperation
New Yale professor of psychology David Rand wants to make the world a better place by understanding how people cooperate.
Divorce spreads like contagion
People who have a divorced friend are three times more likely to get divorced themselves, according to a new Yale study. Through analyzing an existing data set of 5,000 people from Framingham, Mass., researchers found divorce may be contagious among friend groups. Not only can divorcees be found in the same social circles, but they »
Alcoholism gene found in males
Alcohol dependence has long been known to be more common among men than women. And now, Yale researchers think they have found the genetic root of this difference. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine analyzed the genetic code of 2,927 individuals and found that two mutations in a gene on the X-chromosome correlated with »
KillerRed illuminates neurons
A new Yale-led study may help scientists develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The team developed a new fluorescent protein called KillerRed that reveals how neurons in roundworms respond to damage. The study, which was published in the journal Cell Reports on Oct. 31, found that cells affected by »
Kahan responds to media swarm
On Oct. 15, Yale professor of law and psychology Dan Kahan wrote in a blog post that he found a small positive correlation between liberals and science comprehension. But to caution readers from jumping to hasty conclusions, Kahan also wrote that he found a tiny positive correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and understanding »
Immunity key in bee sting response
A new study shows that a common venom found in bee stings triggers an immune response that keeps future allergic reactions to the toxin under control.