Social Sciences

New insights into economic and social change
How do moral and ethical convictions affect local economies and impact global capitalism? This is the fundamental question driving the projects of the new Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change. more
Later-borns choose less prestigious programmes at university
First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. more
Risk preference is a relatively stable personality trait
Large-scale study casts light on the nature of risk preferences more
Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us
Babies as old as only a few months are able to identify objects as 'spiders' or 'snakes' and respond to them more
Friendliness is more important in a new friend than which group she belongs to
Individual qualities matter more than group qualities when choosing a new friend from an ethnic or religious group other than one’s own more
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