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Tom Tyler

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School

Tom Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School as well as a Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory. Professor Tyler’s research explores the role of justice in shaping people’s relationships with groups, organizations, communities, and societies.

Tom Tyler

Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School

Tom Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School as well as a Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. He was previously a University Professor at New York University, where he taught in both the psychology department and the law school. Prior to joining NYU in 1997, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Northwestern University.

Professor Tyler’s research explores the role of justice in shaping people’s relationships with groups, organizations, communities, and societies. In particular, he examines the role of judgments about the justice or injustice of group procedures in shaping legitimacy, compliance, and cooperation. 

Contributions to Starling Insights

Contributions to The Starling Compendium

External Materials

Why People Cooperate
Why People Cooperate

The Role of Social Motivations

Any organization's success depends upon the voluntary cooperation of its members. But what motivates people to cooperate?