Q&A

The psychology of playing the fool

Law professor Tess Wilkinson-Ryan’s new book “Fool Proof: How Fear of Playing the Sucker Shapes Ourselves and the Social Order―and What We Can Do About It” explores the psychology of fools, dupes, cons, and morality.

Tina Rodia



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Why we keep falling for fad diets that don’t work

In a Q&A, Janet Chrzan of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the cultural and anthropological research behind her recently co-authored book, “Anxious Eaters: Why We Fall for Fad Diets.”

FULL STORY →



Women’s Wear Daily

Turning ugly duckling customers into beautiful swans

In a Q&A, Peter S. Fader of the Wharton School explains the Customer-Base Audit and shares insights into using data to create and understand customer lifetime value.

FULL STORY →



Poets & Quants

Q&A with Wharton Vice Dean Nicolaj Siggelkow: ‘It’s getting harder for some schools to fill their classes’

In a Q&A, Nicolaj Siggelkow of the Wharton School discusses the high level goals he hopes to accomplish in his new role as vice dean of the MBA program.

FULL STORY →



Philadelphia Inquirer

Can learning about ghosts help us cope with pandemic losses? This Penn professor says yes

In a Q&A, Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how the pandemic has changed the way people think about ghost stories and the afterlife.

FULL STORY →



The New Yorker

How Iran’s hijab protest movement became so powerful

In a Q&A, Fatemeh Shams of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the importance of Iran’s Kurdish minority in its recent uprising, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of leaderless movements.

FULL STORY →



Philadelphia Inquirer

Meet Whitney Soule, leader of the team who decides whether you get into Penn

In a Q&A, Whitney Soule discusses her role as dean of admissions, answers questions about the admissions process, and tackles the biggest challenges facing Admissions at Penn today.

FULL STORY →