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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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

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.

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.

Friday, February 24, 2017
MIT Logo
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...
Monday, December 12, 2016
Student presenting work
SPARQ is pleased to announce we're teaching a course next quarter on building tools to disseminate psychological research.
Friday, December 9, 2016
SPARQLab students from winter 2018

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.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Alana Conner presents "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
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A mother helping her daughter learn to write

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?