Paul Bloom

Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology
Yale University

What He Studies

Social reasoning in babies and how children and adults understand the physical and social world—focusing on fairness, morality, art, and fiction

in the news

Why Do We Create Stereotypes?

Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational, and even moral—the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.
— TED Radio Hour


The Baby in the Well

The case against empathy.
— The New Yorker


Department of Psychology
Yale University
P.O. Box 208205
New Haven, CT

Phone: 203-432-4619
Fax: 203-432-7172