Rory Smead Associate Professor of Philosophy firstname.lastname@example.org 617-373-5071 Expertise Community Health, connections between evolution and learning, COVID-19, evolution of social behavior, Game Theory, inflation, midterm elections, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Science Rory Smead in the Press Hartford Courant How CT consumers struggling with sharply rising prices learn to stick to necessities, do without. ‘You’ve got to make adjustments.’ That supports what Rory Smead, an associate professor of philosophy at Northeastern University, calls “inflationary psychology.” Consumers have come to expect inflation from what they read and hear in the media and from their own observations. Rory Smead for Northeastern Global News The person walking past you isn’t wearing a mask. What should you say? The person walking past you isn’t wearing a mask. What should you say? It’s best to avoid hostility and communicate with empathy when it comes to helping people understand why covering their faces can slow the spread of the virus, say Northeastern researchers. 3Qs: Game theory and global climate talks 3Qs: Game theory and global climate talks Rory Smead, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion, weighs in on whether the recent carbon emissions deal between the U.S. and China is a cause for optimism and explains how game theory can be applied to this agreement. How climate talks can be more successful How climate talks can be more successful New research from Northeastern University philosophy professors suggests that global climate negotiations would be more successful if countries worked together outside of global bargaining venues.