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People stress out about stress. 


Thinking about the benefits of stress can improve your response to stress... 


Diarrhea is the second leading cause of children’s death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.


Changing people’s feelings about washing their hands with soap improves hygiene, which in turn reduces diarrhea...


The leading causes of death for adolescents in the United States are alcohol use and alcohol-related events.


Showing students that many of their peers are uncomfortable with alcohol reduces drinking...


Obesity causes 300,000 deaths per year in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health


When people use smaller dinnerware (plates, bowls, cutlery, etc.), they eat less...


Meetings with practitioners to share problems and solutions

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives. In response, We Own TV, an NGO that trains people in Sierra Leone to create media, has launched a "Fighting Ebola with Film" series.

Special Projects

Partnerships to create, test, and deploy social psych innovations

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In an exciting new education project, SPARQ is partnering with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to examine the effects of rigorous orchestral training on children’s development. A program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, YOLA gives some 700 children, ages 6 to 18, free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support.

Advanced Training

Learning opportunities that bridge theory and practice

Friday, October 30, 2015
SPARQshop 2015-6
SPARQ aims to create and share social psychological insights with people working to improve society. Consistent with this mission, SPARQshop is training a new generation of researchers who use science to bring about social change. SPARQshop gives researchers the skills they need to translate science into social action, including...