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In the last four decades, the worldwide immigrant population has more than doubled. Many native-borns view their new neighbors as outsiders, and so do not help them, which can lead immigrants to feel “culturally homeless.”


Showing native-borns how they are similar to immigrants inspires the former to offer aid to the latter.  


Many people fail to reach their goals. 


To turn your ambitions into reality, make concrete and specific plans.


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...


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

Monday, February 8, 2016
Want to use SPARQ's new Partner Outreach Toolkit to develop your own academic-practitioner partnerships? You can download it here...