Gina Roussos is a third-year graduate student in Social Psychology. She is broadly interested in how prejudiced attitudes and beliefs originate, are perpetuated, and can ultimately be changed. She is particularly interested in using her research to inform changes in public policy. Her current project investigates the use of a perspective-taking computer game in increasing support of government-funded anti-poverty policies.
Gina received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Peter Salovey, Provost and soon to be President, is the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. He joined the Yale faculty in 1986 after receiving an A.B. and A.M. from Stanford University in 1980, with departmental honors and university distinction, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1986. He holds secondary faculty appointments in the Schools of Management and Public Health and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in January 2003, Dean of Yale College in July 2004, and Provost in October 2008.
Office Location: 77 Prospect Street, Room B115
Jerome Schafer started his PhD in Political Science at Yale in 2012. He is interested in political behavior, political economy, and quantitative methodology. His current research uses lab experiments to explore biases in economic voting. For example, voters tend to overweight recent events relative to cumulative performance. The lab setting precisely identifies what voters are capable of, and might suggest ways to assist them in taking decisions that serve their interests. A dual French and German citizen, Jerome holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Sciences Po Paris.
Dr. Schlesinger is Professor of Health Policy and a fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and past editor of the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law. Dr. Schlesinger’s research explores the determinants of public opinion about health and social policy, the influence of bounded rationality on medical consumers, the role of nonprofit organizations in American medicine.
James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Director, Agrarian Studies; Professor of Anthropology
James Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Director of the Agrarian Studies Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Joseph Shapiro is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Yale. He is an environmental economist whose research focuses on trade and the environment, adaptation to environmental change, and water pollution regulation. He received a BA from Stanford, Masters degrees from Oxford and LSE as a Marshall Scholar, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.