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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The online toolkits from Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions distill scientific research into step-by-step instructions and materials for driving psychological, behavioral, and societal change.

PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Monday, December 15, 2014
Fruits and Veggies
The United States ranks #1 in the world in per capita health care spending, but ranks in the bottom half of wealthy nations in life expectancy, infant mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality, obesity, and diabetes. Low-income and ethnic minority Americans bear a disproportionate amount of this disease burden. With a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SPARQ is exploring an under-examined source of health disparities...
Monday, September 1, 2014
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The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or "Obamacare") revealed many and large cultural misunderstandings between the healthcare industry and low-income Americans, including misunderstandings about how low-income people want to purchase and use healthcare. To amplify the voices of low-income Americans, SPARQ is partnering with Great Nonprofits...
Friday, February 28, 2014
Human Organ for Transplant
Every few minutes, a person in need of new stem cells or a new liver, kidney, heart, or other organ is added to a waiting list. Many of these patients will die for want of a transplant. African Americans, Asian Americans, and other people of color are more likely to perish than are European Americans because fewer people of color register to become stem cell or organ donors. To tackle this problem, SPARQ has teamed up with several collaborators...

HEALTH SOLUTIONS

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Problem

People stress out about stress. 

Solution

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

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Problem

Many people fail to reach their goals. 

Solution

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

Problem

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

Solution

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

Problem

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the Western world, and yet 25% of American teenagers have taken up tobacco.

Solution

Developing specific ways to refuse cigarettes helps teens resist the peer pressure to smoke...