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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.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
SPARQ staff, affiliates, research assistants, and students
As a SPARQ summer intern, you will gain valuable research experience while exploring how to use psychological science for social change. Although SPARQ internships are unpaid, our faculty and staff offer extensive training and mentoring.
Friday, April 20, 2018

In collaboration with the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty and the Urban Institute, SPARQ has assembled social psychological scales that measure not only people's economic success, but also their sense of power and feeling valued in their community.

Friday, March 23, 2018

In the past 10 years, the Center for Employment Opportunities has placed more than 25,000 formerly incarcerated people into full-time jobs around the country. The organization wanted to know: How can it do better?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Some people have tried to explain economic inequality between Black and other Americans by pointing to social class. But new Stanford research in The New York Times makes it harder than ever for the United States to avoid confronting racism as the real culprit, particularly when it comes to Black males.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recognized SPARQ team members and other collaborators for their paper, "Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect."

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SPARQ's director of health, Alia Crum, explained the origins of mindsets and their effect on people's physical health in her talk at the World Economic Forum, "The science of how mindset transforms the human experience."

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SPARQ is hiring a lab manager to work with staff, faculty affiliates, and practitioner-partners on social psychological research that creates new knowledge and solves social problems.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
SPARQ RAs pose for a lab group photo
Gain valuable research experience while exploring how to use psychological science for social change.
Friday, December 22, 2017

It has been a busy year for SPARQ’s network of scientists, practitioners, staff, and students, with more and more organizations embracing our rigorous approach to augmenting their efforts.