The mission of the NYU Center for Social and Political Behavior is to promote scientific research, scholarship, education, and intellectual outreach concerning human behavior in social and political contexts. We sponsor colloquia, seminars, and workshops and provide a network for collaboration and communication involving faculty and student affiliates in departments throughout the university.

Exemplary Research Topics

  • Social media and communication networks
  • Motivations for collective action, including protest behavior
  • Voting intentions and behavior
  • The structure and functions of attitudes and public opinion
  • Ideology, religion, partisanship, and political orientation
  • Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
  • Social stratification and inequality
  • Policy preferences concerning global climate change and other current affairs
  • Perceptions of fairness, legitimacy, and stability of existing (and alternative) social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements