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.
To combat echo chambers and isolation, MIT graduate students Mohammad Ghassemi and Tuka Al Hanai founded Connect, a web app that brings students from different backgrounds together over lunch. The founders want to bring their platform to Stanford and partner with social scientists to evaluate its effectiveness...
SPARQ aims to create and share social psychological insights with people working to improve society. Consistent with this mission, SPARQLab teaches new generations of students how psychology can help change the real world.
SPARQ hosted a well-attended professional development session, "How To Save the World With Your Research," at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, California.
In her book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Yale Law professor Amy Chua described the high-pressure parenting style common in much of East Asia and ignited an international debate: Do Tiger Moms really push their kids to excellence, or do they crush them with expectations?