Serious science at home

Children Helping Science, co-led by Professor Laura Schulz, brings research to families, and families to research.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 psychology pandemic research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences crowdsourcing childhood

Examining the social impact of Covid-19

Survey from the Saxe Lab aims to measure the toll of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
April 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 psychology pandemic wellbeing social-networks research community school-of-science technology-and-society brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute

Testing strategies for preventing violence and crime | MIT News

J-PAL North America funds randomized studies to evaluate crime-prevention programs.

J-PAL North America • mit
Jan. 31, 2017 ~4 min

Tags:  economics  psychology  policy  social-sciences  research  behavioral-economics  government  behavior  grants  shass  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Using evolutionary dynamics and game theory to understand personal relations | MIT News

MIT biophysicists apply mathematics from evolutionary biology to describe a surprising aspect of human behavior.

Denis Paiste | Materials Processing Center • mit
Jan. 5, 2017 ~13 min

Tags:  physics  biology  psychology  research  behavior  school-of-science  materials-processing-center  game-theory

How machine learning can help with voice disorders | MIT News

By detecting signs of vocal misuse, system from CSAIL and Mass General could eventually be used to help diagnose voice disorders.

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | CSAIL • mit
Aug. 29, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  chemistry  health  medicine  biology  psychology  data  research  computer-science-and-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  national-institutes-of-health-nih  biological-engineering  software  analytics

It's all in our heads | MIT News

Political science PhD student Marika Landau-Wells is using psychology and neuroscience to better understand political behavior.

Sarah C. Baldwin | Department of Political Science • mit
Feb. 23, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  neuroscience  psychology  policy  graduate  profile  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  security-studies-and-military  political-science  shass

Watch your tone | MIT News

Voice-analytics software helps customer-service reps build better rapport with customers.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 20, 2016 ~9 min

Tags:  mental-health  startups  big-data  psychology  data  behavioral-economics  behavior  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  sloan-school-of-management  faculty  software  analytics

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