Eye expressions offer a glimpse into the evolution of emotion

New research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul. According to the recent study, published in Psychological Science, we interpret a person’s emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes – a process that began as a universal reaction to environmental stimuli […]

Childhood poverty can rob adults of psychological health

ITHACA, N.Y. – A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Now add poor psychological health to the list, a Cornell University researcher says. A sweeping new study, conducted by following participants over a 15-year period, is the first to show […]

Blackstone deal will not benefit the people who need it most

The asset management firm Blackstone group is in talks to buy more than 10,000 apartments in Manhattan’s East side that will include about 500 units set aside for low-income families. Sam Beck, director of Cornell University’s New York City Urban Semester program and an anthropologist who studies the effect of gentrification on low-income families and neighborhoods […]