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from 20+ academic disciplines

Calculate your neighborhood’s ‘cognability’

sample cognibility map

Does your neighborhood help protect your cognitive health as you age? A new tool, an interactive map developed by ISR researchers, allows you to plug in your address and assess how your neighborhood could support healthy cognitive aging under a theory Jessica Finlay and colleagues developed, called “cognability.” Learn more about this research.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Richard D Gonzalez

    Amos N Tversky Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Statistics, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Professor of Marketing, Stephen M Ross School of Business, Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Center Director, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research and Professor of Integrative Systems and Design, College of Engineering
    Studies judgment and decision making processes at both the basic and applied levels. His theoretical work includes formal models of … more
  • John Henry Callewaert

    CoE Director of Strategic Projects and Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    As the Director of Strategic Projects in the Office of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, U-M College of … more