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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Jennifer Eberhardt speaks at TED2020: Uncharted about how we can use science to break down the societal and personal biases that unfairly target Black people. To accompany her talk, we are also excited to share our new resource: Where Do We Go From Here? Insights from Social Science. It offers a curated set of stories, science, and solutions to help people make sense of the current moment and begin to envision a path forward.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

As part of a two-night special, Oprah Winfrey invited SPARQ Co-Director Jennifer Eberhardt to share her expertise on racial bias and policing. Her work was also featured again on the Today Show and in Popular Science, the New York Times, and Time.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The online toolkits from Stanford SPARQ 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.

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?

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."

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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Social psychological research suggests three tactics for opening conservative minds to stricter controls on firearms.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Research on morality, guns, and income inequality may help explain the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.