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social studies books on bookshelf
Economics

Why I Declared 2019: Social Sciences

To get some perspective on concentration declaration, we asked Flyby sophomores studying the social sciences why they declared.

Jason Mitchell
On Campus

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell, a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology, teaches a popular General Education course titled "The Science of Happiness", in which students review historical and cross-cultural views on the meaning of “happiness” and discuss the limitations of scientific approaches to the topic.

Margery Ectoplasm
Psychology

The Lingering Spirit of William James

William James is best known for his writings on philosophy and psychology, which frequently appear on the syllabi of Harvard courses. Yet his passion for psychical phenomena — occurrences and abilities that seemingly transcend the explanatory power of natural laws — is less widely acknowledged.

First Day Blues
College

New Econ Class Sails into Top Enrollment Rankings as Ec 10b Maintains Dominance for Sixth Year

Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” has long reigned as spring semester's most enrolled-in class, but this year the course saw a new contender from within its own department — the brand new course Economics 1152: “Big Data," which had just 32 fewer students.

University Hall
Psychology

Activists File Title IX Complaint Against Harvard Alleging Discrimination Against Men

A Ph.D. student and two former lawyers — all unaffiliated with Harvard — filed a Title IX complaint with the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, alleging the University had created “a hostile environment against men.” Harvard is already undergoing three probes into its Title IX compliance

William James Hall
Sciences Division

Professors to Examine Proposed Cognitive Science Concentration

Harvard’s Mind Brain and Behavior Interfaculty Initiative hopes to create interdisciplinary “cognitive science” undergraduate courses by 2020.

Robert Waldinger
Psychology

Robert J. Waldinger

​From the looks of his humble, unadorned office at Mass General Hospital, you might never guess what Professor Robert J. Waldinger is up to: searching for the secrets to living a long and healthy life.

SLS20 Shopping
Psychology

SLS20 Shopping

Students shop Psychological Science in Science Center B on Wednesday afternoon.

Boys To Men To Boys
Crime

Boys To Men To Boys

Legal expert Robert T. Kinscherff discusses the role of psychology and neuroscience in resentencing and parole in the criminal justice system while at Harvard Law School.

FAS

Professors Criticize Landmark Study Undermining Psychology Research

Psychology professor Daniel Gilbert and University professor Gary King criticized a 2015 study claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated, finding that the study itself contains replication flaws.

MRI of Brain
College

Real or Imagined?: Psych Studies

Can you tell the difference between real and imagined psychology studies?

MRI of Brain
Psychology

MRI of Brain

The Wait
Student Life

The Wait

Students wait for one of the two working elevators in Harvard’s William James Hall to arrive on the first floor Monday afternoon. The building’s three elevators are undergoing repairs one at a time.

The Wait
FAS

William James Hall Upgrades Elevators, Causing Delays

The elevator is not broken but is undergoing renovation as part of a larger upgrade process begun last July. Each elevator car takes 14 weeks to update and all three elevators should be operational again in May.

Out of Order
Student Life

Out of Order

The elevator arrives on the first floor of William James Hall Monday afternoon. William James Hall was left with only two working elevators as the middle one was undergoing maintenance. All three will be operational in May.

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