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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Nextdoor is a private social network whose mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world. SPARQ Faculty Affiliates joined a team from Nextdoor for a Research Clinic to discuss strategies for keeping conversations on the platform neighborly.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Edgy Veggies and Rethinking Stress, which aim to promote healthier eating and improve people's management of stress, are two new toolkits from SPARQTools that focus on health issues.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

SPARQ's diversity and inclusion collection of toolkits at is just one resource among many that aim to help higher education institutions and other organizations become more inclusive.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In collaboration with the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty and the Urban Institute, Stanford SPARQ has created a toolkit to help program managers, evaluators, and other practitioners bolster their efforts to support people on pathways out of poverty.

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.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stanford SPARQ just released 10 toolkits that use social psychology to help people take on the world's most pressing problems, but the organization isn't alone when it comes to turning science into solutions.

Monday, May 7, 2018

In a new paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, SPARQ director Jennifer Eberhardt and research scientist Rebecca Hetey warn that sharing facts about inequality may make it worse unless you include context and examine institutional practices.

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?