A new study examines how different kinds of shared beliefs can affect how people cooperate, and how people use common knowledge, a type of shared understanding, to coordinate their actions.
Three exhibits at the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Gund Hall represent different facets of how design learning gets done.
Harvard researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model, dubbed the “envelope game,” that can help researchers to understand not only why humans evolved to be cooperative but why people evolved to cooperate in a principled way.
Harvard Law School grad and former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy was on campus to talk about leaving corporate life to promote the benefits of meditation with his nonprofit Juniper Foundation.
A southpaw science writer comes to terms with research on handedness by the Kennedy School’s Joshua Goodman.
Harvard researchers are pushing for a closer look at links between green spaces and health in cities.
Geneticists David Reich and Nick Patterson detailed recent work on human migrations that led to the populations of today’s Europe.
The Digital Lab for the Social Sciences is designed to serve as an online clearinghouse where social scientists can find study participants.
New research illuminates the mixing with Neanderthals in early human prehistory, narrowing the window of time when they crossbred to between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.
At science and cooking lecture, chef Mark Ladner explained his unusual process for making tasty pasta without gluten.
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New research from the lab of David Reich challenges the prevailing view among archaeologists that there were no major influxes of new peoples into Europe after the advent of agriculture.
A new research paper co-authored by HBS Professor Michael I. Norton finds that calibrating the decision-making process helps drive our appeal and influence over others.
A new study by Harvard scientists suggests that, from a young age, children are biased in favor of their own social groups when they intervene in what they believe are unfair situations. But as they get older, they can learn to become more impartial.
Researchers used Google Street View to conduct a study of gentrification in Chicago.
A new report says many Americans are feeling high levels of stress, and a forum addressed how they might deal with it.
A study by Harvard researchers and colleagues tested ways to encourage decisions mindful of future generations.
Aging, health care, and the challenges facing the globe’s women were the focus of a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.
Why do we care for our dead? The answer is not religion, but a primordial set of ethical obligations played out over thousands of years across countless cultures, an author says.
Female academics are less likely to collaborate across rank, a Harvard study found.
New Harvard research points to a sharper method for evaluating basketball players.