Robb Willer


Robb Willer

       Dr. Willer began as an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department of the University of California, Berkeley in the Fall of 2006. He received his Ph.D. (2006) and M.A. (2004) in Sociology from Cornell University. Previously, He earned a B.A. in Sociology (minor in English) from the University of Iowa (1999).

Robb is affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley’s Survey Research Center, the Institute for Personality and Social Research, the Institute of Business and Economic Research, and the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. He is also the Director of the Sociology Department’s new Laboratory for Social Research, a member of the Greater Good Science Center’s Executive Committee, a member of the Cognitive Science faculty, and a Senior Consultant for The Breakthrough Institute.

       His research focuses on microsociological foundations of human sociality and community (e.g. altruism, cooperation, collective action) and the social psychological bases of political ideology. He has published in the past on such topics as competitive altruism, indirect reciprocity, trust, social norms, and collective action.


Willer博士是加州大学伯克利分校的调查研究中心、人格与社会研究所、商业和经济研究所以及认知和脑科学研究所的成员,同时还是社会学系社会研究实验室的主任,Greater Good Science(至善科学) 中心的执行委员,认知科学团队成员,“突破”研究所(The Breakthrough Institute)的资深顾问。


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