Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas Christakis

Sociologist and physician Nicholas Christakis is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, where he directs the Human Nature Lab.

So This Is the (Real) Tale of Our Castaways: Lessons from Shipwrecked Micro-Societies

So This Is the (Real) Tale of Our Castaways: Lessons from Shipwrecked Micro-Societies

Survivor camps established after shipwrecks provide fascinating data about the societies that groups of people make when it’s left up to them, about how and why social order might vary, and about what arrangements are the most conducive to peace and survival. An archipelago of shipwrecks, formed over centuries,

Nicholas Christakis
Nicholas Christakis
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