Betsy Levy Paluck, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and Deputy Director of the Kahneman-Treiman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy was named among the 24 MacArthur Fellows for 2017.
Research & News
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Tickets are no longer available. For all Princeton University ID-holders unable to obtain a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Arthur Lewis Auditorium beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Research by Center affiliates Ann Case and Angus Deaton first brought notice to the epidemic of midlife suicides and drug poisonings—so-called "deaths of despair—"in a 2015 paper that pointed to increasing midlife distress, particularly among white non-Hispanic Americans. The researchers fear, however, that despite the intense focus on the topic by media and policymakers, misinformation about the epidemic runs rampant.
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
The Center has awarded two fellowships to students pursuing study in the area of behavioral science and public policy. The 2017-18 recipient of the Hamid Biglari *87 Behavioral Science Fellowship is Robin Gomila; Simone Zhang is the recipient of the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Fellowship.
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Oriana Bandiera, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, will present the opening lecture in the 2017-18 Behavioral Policy Speaker Series on Thursday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Center Director Eldar Shafir and two other Center affiliates are among the seven Princeton faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Vanderbilt University's Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, presented the final talk—"When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service"—in the 2016-17 Behavioral Policy Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building.
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
Three researchers visit campus this Spring to discuss the varieties of applied psychology, gender in career negotiations, and how extended intergroup contact in a service context causes advantaged Americans to adopt beliefs that are closer to those of disadvantaged Americans.
Friday, Mar 24, 2017
New survey conducted by Elke Weber suggests that making economic tradeoffs more concrete and personally relevant may allow people to concentrate on issues rather than ideology and come to consensus more easily than when framed as aggregate cuts and savings.