Stefano Ghirlanda came to Brooklyn College in 2010 as the Carol L. Zicklin Chair (Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies). In 2012 he was appointed professor in psychology, with co-appointments in the Biology and Anthropology departments. He is also a founder and fellow of the Stockholm University Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. He considers himself a "behavior theorist" -- he is interested in data-driven, theoretical accounts of all aspects of human and non-human behavior, including their neural underpinnings, and in particular learning and generalization, the architecture of behavior, and cultural evolution.
Could we have predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Naming patterns may suggest as much, says Professor Stefano Ghirlanda (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology/Biology).
March 29, 2017What's in a name? According to Stefano Ghirlanda, a professor of psychology and biology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Brooklyn College, perhaps the ability to foreshadow the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.