10/31/2018 11:49:09
Emily Velasco
Ted Scudder has spent over six decades studying the impacts large dams have on rivers, on the people displaced by them, and on the countries that built them. During that time, he's come to see them causing more harm than good. He's published a new book explaining why.
Ted Scudder, professor emeritus of anthropology, stands in his office. He is surrounded by file folders, books, and artifacts.
10/01/2018 09:48:42
Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers explore the choice overload effect, a phenomenon that hampers the brain's ability to make a decision when there are too many options.
A cartoon sketch of a man standing confused in front of shelves with many items.
09/12/2018 09:20:26
Emily Velasco
A new study shows that people can separate corrupt politicians from clean ones by simply looking at portraits of the politicians.
A politician stands on a stage in front of a large crowd taking an oath of office. His fingers are crossed behind his back
07/03/2018 03:17:20
Emily Velasco
Researchers examine testosterone's effect on men's desire for goods that are considered to have social cachet.
Two men sit in a Porsche while a police officer talks to them. A few more officers stand nearby, looking on.
05/23/2018 08:00:42
Emily Velasco
Michael Alvarez, a professor of political science at Caltech, and Neal Kelley, Orange County's registrar of voters, are partnering for an election-integrity project.
An image of red, white, and blue buttons reading "vote."
04/13/2018 09:22:56
In her April 25 Watson Lecture, Marina Agranov will illustrate how the rules of the negotiation process impact how money gets distributed.
Marina Agranov
11/16/2017 10:13:22
Emily Velasco
Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.
Graphic showing a woman being held back by sexism while men advance
09/22/2017 15:42:24
Emily Velasco
New assistant professors of political science Michael Gibilisco and Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma chat about their research, hopes for collaboration, and what they find interesting in today's politics.
07/25/2017 13:51:16
Emily Velasco
With its federal funding renewed for another five years, Caltech's Conte Center aims to tackle even more complex questions about how humans make decisions.
Design of brain
06/06/2017 15:10:16
Emily Velasco
Jean Ensminger recently testified before a House of Representatives Committee on corruption in the World Bank.
Jean Ensminger, the Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Sciences at Caltech
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