Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) is an American interdisciplinary research body in Stanford, California focusing on the social sciences and humanities. Fellows are elected in a closed process, to spend a period of residence at the Center, released from other duties. They work on their own research and are able to interact with other Fellows.
The Center was founded in 1954, initially funded by the Ford Foundation. The first director from 1954 to 1966 was Ralph W. Tyler. In the first 40 years it supported about 2.000 scientists and scholars. In 2008 it became part of Stanford University. The Center is a member of the group Some Institutes for Advanced Study.
The Institute has been home to notable scholars, including:
- Debora Hammond (2003). The science of synthesis: exploring the social implications of general systems theory. University Press of Colorado, 2003. p.168.
- Alasdair A. MacDonald, A. H. Huussen (2004). Scholarly environments: centres of learning and institutional contexts, 1560-1960. Peeters Publishers, p.173
- Stanford University News Service (415) 723-2558, Ralph Tyler, one of century's foremost educators, dies at 91
- Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt (1963). The political systems of empires. p. LXX
- Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss (1963). Durkheim/Mauss: Primitive Classification. p. XLVIII
- "Spectrum Policy: Property or Commons?". Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
- Edmund Janes James, Roland Post Falkner, Henry Rogers Seager (1964). Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Volumes 351-356. p.195