Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Coca-Cola in Africa

A new book by Sara Byala of the School of Arts & Sciences examines the century-long history of Coca-Cola and its local social, commercial, and environmental impact in Africa.

Louisa Shepard

In the News


You can’t force holiday cheer—but three habits can help you feel happier this season

In his co-written book “Character Strengths and Virtues.” Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences defines gratitude as being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen and taking time to express thanks.


The Irish Times (Dublin)

North and South project aims to present unbiased information on unification question

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences helped design a questionnaire to study Irish and Northern Irish opinions of a possible future united country.


Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Want to help your kids achieve their potential? This expert has some advice

Adam Grant of the Wharton School offers advice for parents who want to help their children reach their full potential.



Kevin Hart shares his No. 1 ‘secret weapon’ for career success—it’s great advice, experts say

A 2015 study co-authored by researchers from Penn found that humor helps project confidence and competence when used tactfully.


Investor’s Business Daily

How much money you need to be happy—and how to get there

A joint research project by Matthew Killingsworth of the Wharton School found that people who are well-off but unhappy only show more happiness up to a certain income threshold and then plateau.